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Garasol Injection (100 mg/mL)

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Garasol Injection (100 mg/mL)

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

Product Information

(GENTAMICIN SULFATE, USP)

Injection - 100 mg/mL

Anti-Infective for Day-Old Chickens and One- to Three-Day-Old Turkeys

NADA #101-862, Approved by FDA.

Description

Each milliliter of GARASOL Injection contains gentamicin sulfate, USP equivalent to 100 mg gentamicin base; 3.2 mg sodium bisulfite; 0.1 mg edetate disodium; 4.5 mg sodium acetate, anhydrous; 3.0 mg glacial acetic acid; 0.8 mg methylparaben and 0.1 mg propylparaben as preservatives; water for injection q.s.

CHEMISTRY Gentamicin sulfate veterinary is a bactericidal aminoglycoside antibiotic derived from Micromonospora purpurea of the Actinomycetes group. It is a powder, readily soluble in water and basic in nature. Gentamicin aqueous solutions do not require refrigeration and are stable over a wide range of temperatures and pH.

Garasol Injection (100 mg/mL) Indications

Day-old chickens - GARASOL Injection is recommended for the prevention of early mortality associated with Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa susceptible to gentamicin sulfate. Turkeys - As an aid in the prevention of early mortality of 1- to 3-day-old turkeys associated with Arizona paracolon infections susceptible to gentamicin sulfate.

Garasol Injection (100 mg/mL) Dosage And Administration

Chickens: Each day-old chicken should be aseptically injected subcutaneously in the neck with GARASOL Injection diluted with sterile, physiologic saline solution to provide 0.2 mg gentamicin in a 0.2-mL dose. This concentration can be provided by diluting GARASOL Injection as follows:

GARASOL
mL

Sterile Saline
mL

# Doses

Dose/Chicken
mL

1

99

500

0.2

2

198

1000

0.2

4

396

2000

0.2

10

990

5000

0.2

100 (1 bottle)

9900

50000

0.2

Turkeys: Each 1- to 3-day-old turkey should be aseptically injected subcutaneously in the neck with GARASOL Injection diluted with sterile, physiologic saline solution to provide 1 mg gentamicin in a 0.2-mL dose. The dose should be injected under the loose skin on top of the neck, halfway between the head and base of the neck. This concentration can be provided by diluting GARASOL Injection as follows:

GARASOL
mL

Sterile Saline
mL

# Doses

Dose/Turkey
mL

1

19

100

0.2

2

38

200

0.2

4

76

400

0.2

10

190

1000

0.2

100 (1 bottle)

1900

10000

0.2

Clean and sterilize needles and syringes by boiling in water for 15 minutes prior to use.

Disinfect the injection site and top of the bottle with a suitable disinfectant, such as 70% isopropyl alcohol. Use all precautions to prevent contamination of vial contents.

WARNING For use in day-old chickens and 1- to 3-day-old turkeys only. Chickens injected with GARASOL Injection must not be slaughtered for food for at least 5 weeks following treatment. Turkeys injected with GARASOL Injection must not be slaughtered for food for at least 9 weeks following treatment.

HOW SUPPLIED GARASOL Injection, 100 mg/mL, is available in 100-mL multiple-dose vials, NDC 0061-0134-01.

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

Intervet Inc. (d/b/a Merck Animal Health), Madison, NJ 07940.

Made in Germany.

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NAC No.: 1047092.4

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Inc.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Garasol Injection (100 mg/mL) information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

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