Rimadyl Cattle 50 mg/ml Solution for Injection
Rimadyl Cattle is a clear, very pale straw coloured solution for injection. Each ml contains 50 mg carprofen. Also contains 100 mg/ml ethanol as preservative.
Rimadyl Cattle is indicated as an adjunct to antimicrobial therapy to reduce clinical signs in acute infectious respiratory disease and acute mastitis in cattle.
Dosage and administration
Administer Rimadyl Cattle as a single subcutaneous or intravenous injection at a dosage of 1.4 mg carprofen per kg bodyweight (1 ml/35 kg) in combination with antibiotic therapy as appropriate.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use in animals suffering from cardiac, hepatic or renal impairment.
Do not use in animals suffering from gastro-intestinal ulceration or bleeding.
Do not use where there is evidence of a blood dyscrasia.
Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to the veterinary medicinal product.
Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animal, as there is a potential risk of increased renal toxicity. Concurrent administration of potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be avoided.
Do not exceed the stated dose or the duration of treatment.
Do not administer other NSAIDs concurrently or within 24 hours of each other.
As NSAID therapy can be accompanied by GI or renal impairment, adjunctive fluid therapy should be considered especially in the case of acute mastitis treatment.
No significant drug interactions have been reported for carprofen. During clinical studies in cattle four different antibiotic classes were used, macrolides, tetracyclines, cephalosporins and potentiated penicillins without known interactions. However, in common with other NSAIDs, carprofen should not be administered simultaneously with another veterinary medicinal product of the NSAID or glucocorticoid class. Animals should be carefully monitored if carprofen is administered simultaneously with an anticoagulant.
NSAIDs are highly bound to plasma proteins and may compete with other highly bound drugs, such that concomitant administration may result in toxic effects.
Studies in cattle have shown that a transient local reaction may form at the site of the injection.
Cattle (meat): 21 days.
Cattle (milk): Zero days.
Do not store above 25°C. Keep the vial in the outer carton to protect from light.
Once broached, use within 28 days.
Dispose of any unused product and empty containers in accordance with guidance from your local waste regulation authority.
For animal treatment only.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
50 ml multidose amber glass vials.
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