ButaPaste

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ButaPaste

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Manufacturer: Butler Schein™ Animal Health

phenylbutazone

VETERINARY

FOR HORSES ONLY

Product Number 602-2010

NADA #116-087, Approved by FDA.

Description:

BUTAPASTE is a synthetic, nonhormonal anti-inflammatory, antipyretic compound useful in the management of inflammatory conditions. The apparent analgesic effect is probably related mainly to the compound's anti-inflammatory properties.

Chemically, phenylbutazone is 4-butyl-1,2-diphenyl-3,5-pyrazolidinedione. It is a pyrazolone derivative, entirely unrelated to the steroid hormones, and has the following structural formula:

Each 1 g marking on the plunger contains:

phenylbutazone

1 g

ButaPaste Indications:

For the relief of inflammatory conditions associated with the musculoskeletal system in horses.

Contraindications:

Use with caution in patients who have a history of drug allergy.

Warning:

Not for use in horses intended for food.

Precautions:

Stop medication at the first sign of gastrointestinal upset, jaundice, or blood dyscrasia. Authenticated cases of agranulocytosis associated with the drug have occurred in man; fatal reactions, although rare, have been reported in dogs after long-term therapy. To guard against this possibility, conduct routine blood counts at weekly intervals during the early phase of therapy and at intervals of 2 weeks thereafter. Any significant fall in the total white count, relative decrease in granulocytes, or black or tarry stools, should be regarded as a signal for immediate cessation of therapy and institution of appropriate countermeasures.

In the treatment of inflammatory conditions associated with infections, specific anti-infective therapy is required.

Administration And Dosage:

Orally - 1 to 2 g of phenylbutazone per 500 lb of body weight, but not to exceed 4 g daily. Use a relatively high dose for the first 48 hours, then reduce gradually to a maintenance dose. Maintain lowest dose capable of producing desired clinical response.

Guidelines to Successful Therapy:

1. Use a relative high dose for the first 48 hours, then reduce gradually to a maintenance dose. Maintain lowest dose capable of producing desired clinical response.

2. Response to BUTAPASTE therapy is prompt, usually occurring within 24 hours. If no significant clinical response is evident after 5 days, reevaluate diagnosis and therapeutic approach.

3. When administering BUTAPASTE the oral cavity should be empty. Deposit paste on back of tongue by depressing plunger that has been previously set to deliver the correct dose.

4. Many chronic conditions will respond to BUTAPASTE therapy but discontinuance of treatment may result in recurrence of symptoms.

Storage:

Store at 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

How Supplied:

Syringe containing 12 g of phenylbutazone.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

ButaPaste Caution:

Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Net wt 60 g

Made in Ireland.

Manufactured for: BUTLER ANIMAL HEALTH SUPPLY, DUBLIN, OHIO 43017

NAC No.: 10822491

HENRY SCHEIN® ANIMAL HEALTH
400 METRO PLACE NORTH, DUBLIN, OH, 43017-7545
Telephone:   614-761-9095
Toll-Free:   1-855-724-3461
Website:   www.HenryScheinVet.com
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