Vetameg (Banamine) Paste 1500mg Syringe Rx : 30gm

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH SKU: 100591

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*RX* Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. 

Vetameg Paste potent non-narcotic, non-steroidal analgesic agent with anti-inflammatory and fever-reducing activity for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders in the horse.


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(FLUNIXIN MEGLUMINE)

Paste - 1500 mg flunixin/syringe

Veterinary

For Oral Use in Horses Only

CAUTION

Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

DESCRIPTION

Each 30-gram syringe of Vetameg Paste contains flunixin meglumine equivalent to 1500 mg flunixin.

INDICATIONS

Vetameg Paste is recommended for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders in the horse.

ACTIVITY

Flunixin meglumine is a potent nonnarcotic, nonsteroidal, analgesic agent with anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activity. It is significantly more potent than pentazocine, meperidine, and codeine as an analgesic in the rat yeast paw test. Oral studies in the horse show onset of flunixin activity occurs within 2 hours of administration. Peak response occurs between 12 and 16 hours and duration of activity is 24 to 36 hours.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

There are no known contraindications to this drug when used as directed.

WARNING

Not for use in horses intended for food.

PRECAUTIONS

The effect of Vetameg Paste on pregnancy has not been determined. Studies to date show there is no detrimental effect on stallion spermatogenesis with or following the recommended dose of BANAMINE Paste.

SIDE EFFECTS

During field studies with Vetemag Paste, no significant side effects were reported.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

The recommended dose of flunixin is 0.5 mg per lb of body weight once daily. The Vetameg Paste syringe, calibrated in twelve 250-lb weight increments, delivers 125 mg of flunixin for each 250 lbs (see dosage table). One syringe will treat a 1000-lb horse once daily for 3 days, or three 1000-lb horses one time.

DOSAGE TABLE

Syringe Mark*

Horse Weight (lbs)

Vetameg Paste Delivered (g)

Mg Flunixin Delivered

0

-

-

-

250

250

2.5

125

500

500

5.0

250

750

750

7.5

375

1000

1000

10.0

500

*Use dial edge nearest syringe barrel to mark dose.

The paste is orally administered by inserting the nozzle of the syringe through the interdental space, and depositing the required amount of paste on the back of the tongue by depressing the plunger.

TOXICITY

No toxic effects were observed in rats given oral flunixin 2 mg/kg per day for 42 days. Higher doses produced ulceration of the gastrointestinal tract. The emetic dose in dogs is between 150 and 250 mg/kg. Flunixin was well tolerated in monkeys dosed daily with 4 mg/kg for 56 days. No adverse effects occurred in horses dosed orally with 1.0 or 1.5 mg/lb for 5 consecutive days.

HOW SUPPLIED Vetameg Paste, 1500 mg is available in a single 30-g syringe.

Store between 2° and 30°C (36° and 86°F).