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Depocillin

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Merck Animal Health

Benzylpenicillin procaine suspension Mfr. Std.

DIN 01983253

VETERINARY USE ONLY

DESCRIPTION:

DEPOCILLIN® is a sterile aqueous antibiotic suspension for injection, containing per mL:

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

Benzylpenicillin Procaine (Ph.Eur.)

300,000 I.U. (300 mg)

PRESERVATIVES:

Methylparahydroxybenzoate

1.1 mg

NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS:

Sodium citrate dihydrate

17.60 mg

Potassium Di-Hydrogen Phosphate

0.54 mg

Edetate Disodium dihydrate

0.11 mg

Povidone K30

1.50 mg

Lecithin

3.30 mg

Sodium hydroxide

q.s.

Phosphoric acid

q.s.

Water for Injection

ad 1 ml

INDICATIONS:

Depocillin is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria susceptible to penicillin in cattle, swine, horses and sheep:

Cattle: Bacterial pneumonia; calf diphtheria; footrot; metritis; wound infections.

Swine: Bacterial pneumonia; erysipelas; wound infections.

Horses: Bacterial pneumonia; metritis; strangles; wound infections.

Sheep: Bacterial pneumonia; metritis; wound infections.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:

Depocillin should be given by deep intramuscular injection only, using a sterile hypodermic needle and a syringe. Shake well before using.

Cattle and Sheep:

21,000 I.U./kg of body weight (7 ml/100 kg or 0.7 ml/10 kg) intramuscularly once daily until 2 days after clinical signs disappear. Do not exceed 5 days of treatment. Do not exceed 15 ml per injection site in cattle and 5 ml per injection site in sheep.

Swine:

15,000 I.U./kg of body weight (1 ml/20 kg) intramuscularly once daily until 2 days after clinical signs disappear. Do not exceed 5 days of treatment. Do not exceed 10 ml per injection site.

Horses:

21,000 I.U./kg of body weight (7 ml/100 kg) intramuscularly twice daily (at 12 hour intervals) until 2 days after clinical signs disappear or, in the case of respiratory infections, until 5 days after clinical signs disappear. Do not exceed 15 ml per injection site. Rotate injection sites for succeeding doses.

If animals do not respond within 48 hours of administration of the first dose, consult a veterinarian. An alternative antibacterial therapy should be considered.

CAUTIONS:

In case of anaphylactic reaction (acute respiratory distress, mouth breathing, recumbency), administer epinephrine immediately to prevent death.

In pigs, the administration of this product may occasionally cause a fever, vomiting, shivering, listlessness, incoordination and possibly, death. In pregnant sows and gilts, it may result in abortions.

In horses, Benzylpenicillin procaine is occasionally associated with excitement and may cause pain at the site of injection. Repeated use of the same injection site may intensify these side effects.

WARNINGS:

Cattle and Sheep: Treated animals must not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 10 days after the latest treatment with this drug. Milk taken from treated animals during treatment and within 96 hours after the latest treatment with this drug must not be used as food.

To avoid illegal residues in milk: Do not use in dairy animals with clinical or subclinical mastitis and do not exceed the recommended dosage.

The use of on-farm tests for detecting subclinical mastitis prior to treatment (C.M.T. or other tests) and/or for detecting residues prior to marketing milk from treated animals is recommended.

To avoid illegal residues, do not inject subcutaneously.

Swine: Treated animals must not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 8 days after the latest treatment with this drug.

Horses: This drug is not to be administered to horses that are to be slaughtered for use in food.

Keep out of reach of children.

STORAGE:

Store below 15°C. Do not freeze. Protect from light.

HOW SUPPLIED:

100, 250 and 500 ml plastic bottles.

Intervet Canada Corp., 16750, route Transcanadienne, Kirkland QC H9H 4M7

1 888 306-0069

® Registered trademark of Intervet International B.V. Used under license.

Intervet Canada Corp. is a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.

Version 20 February 2012

NAC No.: 12081363

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Canada Corp.

16750 ROUTE TRANSCANADIENNE, KIRKLAND, QC, H9H 4M7
Order Desk:   514-428-7013
Toll-Free:   866-683-7838
Fax:   Toll-free 888-498-4444; local 514-428-7014
Website:   www.merck-animal-health.ca
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Depocillin information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Canadian product label or package insert.

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