Item Number: VETPENCAR
Each ml contains: Insulin*40 IU.
*(Porcine insulin present as approximately 30% amorphous Zinc insulin and 70 % crystalline Zinc insulin in a suspension). Preservative: methylparahydroxybenzoate 0.1 % w/v.
Indications for use
The product is an intermediate acting insulin product containing porcine insulin, which is structurally identical to canine insulin. It is indicated in cases of diabetes mellitus (insulin deficiency) in dogs and cats, where the required blood levels are achieved by using an individually adjusted dose of the product.
The product must not be administered by the intravenous route. The product is a medium duration insulin and is not intended for the treatment of animals with severe acute diabetes presenting in a ketoacidotic state.
Special warnings for each target species
In the cat diabetic remission is possible.
Special precautions for use
Before the product is administered owners should be instructed to have a box of powdered glucose at home. Signs of hunger, increasing anxiety, unstable locomotion, muscle twitching, stumbling or sinking in the rear legs and disorientation indicate progression of hypoglycaemia and requires immediate administration of glucose solution and food to restore blood glucose levels.
Polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia in combination in chronic cases with weight loss, general bad condition, loss of hair or abnormal furry coat and lethargy are the most common clinical symptoms of hyperglycaemia and require administration of insulin to restore blood glucose levels to the normal range.
The use of progestagens (oestrus inhibitors) in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus should be avoided. Stress and irregular extra exercise must be avoided. Care must be taken with the use of corticosteroids. Ovariohysterectomy may have to be considered.
It is important to establish a strict feeding schedule in consultation with the owner which will include a minimum of fluctuations and changes. Administration of the product must be carried out by an adult responsible for the welfare of the animal.
The product must be administered with specific 40 IU sterile single-use syringes (vial) or with VetPen (cartridge).
Accidental self-injection can provoke clinical signs of hypoglycaemia and there is a low possibility of an allergic reaction. In case of accidental self-injection seek medical advice immediately and show the package insert to the doctor. In the unlikely event or accidental eye and skin contact, wash the area with clean, running water.
VETPENCAR: Data Sheet
Caninsulin VetPen Needles (Pack of 100)
VetPen was developed to make it easier for pet owners to manage their pets’ diabetes. This breakthrough device features innovative technology that makes giving insulin injections simpler, more accurate, and less time-consuming.
Item #: VETPENND
From £38.99 inc. VAT