Phosphorus Supplement 1.8% Solution for Injection 400ml.
Indications for use
For the treatment of acute hypophosphataemia in cattle. Also as an aid in raising blood calcium levels where a deficiency may be expected.
Do not use in hyperphosphataemic animals.
Special warnings for each target species
Preferably warm the solution to body temperature before use.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
If contact with the skin occurs, the area should be washed with soap and water. If irritation occurs, seek medical advice.
If contact with eyes occurs, wash eyes with plenty of clean water. If irritation occurs, seek medical advice.
Following oral ingestion, the mouth should be washed out and plenty of water consumed.
Seek medical advice if irritation occurs.
If accidental self-injection occurs or if signs of adverse effects are seen, seek medical attention immediately, showing the product label to a doctor.
Wash hands after use.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Cattle: Up to 400 ml by intravenous injection (approximately 1 ml/kg/day).
Do not exceed stated dose.
Meat: zero days; Milk: zero hours.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Mineral supplements, other mineral supplements, other mineral products.
Hypophosphataemia is a nutritional disorder affecting cattle. It is characterised by a decrease in the plasma phosphorus concentration to below the normal range. The condition is often associated with deficiencies in calcium and magnesium such as post-parturient paresis, lactation tetany and grass tetany.
Phosphorus, in the form of phosphates, is the principle anion of intracellular fluid.
Phosphorus and calcium are intricately involved in bone growth and calcification. Phosphate is mainly used in metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids, the storage and transfer of energy in cells occurring in nucleic acids, the formation of the body buffering system which influences acid-base balance, and in the renal excretion of hydrogen ions in the urine.
Where there is a soil phosphate deficiency, animals require supplementation to prevent the appearance of chronic deficiency (characterised by anorexia and pica, impaired weight gain, infertility and lameness).
Commercial preparations, usually containing calcium and phosphorus as the hypophosphite, are used. Up to 100 mmol per day may be given by slow intravenous injection in cases of severe hypophosphataemia. Plasma electrolyte concentrations, especially phosphate and calcium should be monitored. In excess, the more soluble phosphates have a laxative effect which is counter-productive.
Injections can be given intravenously, using normal aseptic techniques. Excessive administration of phosphate may cause hyperphosphataemia.
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 3 years.
Special precautions for storage
Do not store above 25°C.
Protect from light.
This product does not contain an antimicrobial preservative. Any remaining solution in the bottle following withdrawal of the required dose should be discarded.
400 ml type II amber glass bottle, fitted with a grey rubber stopper and push off polypropylene cap.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
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