Item Number: VETIVEX11
Vetivex 11 Solution for Infusion for Cattle, Horses, Dogs and Cats.
Cattle, horse, dogs and cats.
Indications for use:
This product is administered by intravenous infusion for the treatment of dehydration and metabolic acidosis in cattle, horses, dogs and cats. It may be used to correct volume depletion (hypovolaemia) resulting from gastrointestinal disease or shock.
Lactate-containing solutions will not be utilised effectively in animals with hepatic impairment and it is undesirable to use this product in animals with metabolic alkalosis.
Special warnings for use in animals:
Do not use unless the solution is clear, free from visible particles, and the container is undamaged.
A risk of thrombosis with intravenous infusion should be considered.
Maintain aseptic precautions.
This product should be warmed to approximately 37°C prior to the administration of large volumes, or if the administration rate is high, in order to avoid hypothermia.
This product does not contain an antimicrobial preservative. It is intended for single use only and any unused contents should be discarded.
This product should be used with caution in animals with cardiac or renal impairment as sodium overload may occur.
Excessive infusion rates can cause restlessness, moist lung sounds, tachycardia, tachypnoea, nasal discharge, coughing, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Use during pregnancy and lactation:
Use under veterinary supervision.
This product is incompatible with methylprednisolone, and sodium lactate or sodium bicarbonate intravenous infusions.
Amounts to be administered and administration route:
The infusion should ideally be warmed to approximately 37°C prior to administration.
The volume and rate of infusion will depend upon the clinical condition, existing deficits of the animal, maintenance needs and continuing losses.
Generally aim to correct hypovolaemia by 50% initially (ideally over 6 hours but faster if necessary) and reassess by clinical examination.
Deficits are generally in the range of 50 ml/kg (mild) to 150 ml/kg (severe). An infusion rate of 15 ml/kg/hour is recommended in the absence of shock (range 5-75 ml/kg/hour).
In shock, high initial infusion rates, up to 90 ml/kg/hour, are needed. High infusion rates should not be continued for longer than 1 hour unless renal function and urine output are restored. The maximum infusion rate should be decreased in the presence of cardiac, renal and pulmonary disease.
Monitor fluid output.
Cattle and horses: Meat and offal/milk – zero days/hours.
This product replaces depleted water and electrolytes when administered via the intravenous route, to correct water imbalance in dehydration, and restore electrolyte and acid-base balance. It will restore plasma volume and correct metabolic acidosis, as the hepatic metabolism of lactate yields bicarbonate slowly enough to prevent a counter-imbalance of alkalosis.
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.
The product should be used immediately and not stored after opening.
Special precautions for storage:
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not freeze.
Polyvinylchloride infusion bags overwrapped with polypropylene.
All pack sizes have two ports. In place of the additive port on the 5000 ml combi pack is a combi port. This enables two such bags to be connected in sequence and volumes greater than 5000 ml to be administered during one infusion.
Pack sizes: Individual fluid bags of 250 ml, 500 ml, 1000 ml, 3000 ml, 5000 ml and 5000 ml combi, each supplied with a package leaflet, or boxes containing 20 x 250 ml, 20 x 500 ml, 10 x 1000 ml, 4 x 3000 ml, 2 x 5000 ml, 2 x 5000 ml combi.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
VETIVEX11 1L: Data Sheet
VETIVEX11 250ML: Data Sheet
VETIVEX11 3L: Data Sheet
VETIVEX11 500ML: Data Sheet
VETIVEX11 5L: Data Sheet
VETIVEX11 5LCS: Data Sheet
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Good product . Small size available, which on other sites only 500ml is smallest.
Reviewed by: Colette Shepherd
Reviewed on: 17 January 2017
Product Variant: VETIVEX11 250ML
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