PenjectThis page contains information on Penject for veterinary use.
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- Penject Indications
- Warnings and cautions for Penject
- Direction and dosage information for Penject
PenjectThis treatment applies to the following species:
AQUEOUS SUSPENSION ANTIBIOTIC
300,000 Units per mL
FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY
NOT FOR HUMAN USE
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
FOR INTRAMUSCULAR USE ONLY
STERILE, MULTIPLE-DOSE VIAL
Penject is available in 100-mL, 250-mL and 500-mL multiple-dose vials. Each mL contains: penicillin G procaine 300,000 units, methylparaben 1.3 mg, propylparaben 0.2 mg, sodium citrate 10 mg, sodium carboxymethylcellulose 1 mg, povidone 5 mg, lecithin 6 mg, sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate 0.2 mg, procaine hydrochloride 20 mg, in Water for Injection, q.s.
ACTIONS: Penicillin G is an effective bactericide in the treatment of infections caused primarily by penicillin-sensitive organisms, such as Streptococcus equi and Erysipelothrix insidiosa, as well as the gram-negative organism Pasteurella multocida.
Penicillin G Procaine is indicated for the treatment of:
1. Cattle and sheep - bacterial pneumonia (shipping fever) caused by Pasteurella multocida.
2. Swine - erysipelas caused by Erysipelothrix insidiosa.
3. Horses - strangles caused by Streptococcus equi.
Directions For Use
Restricted Drug (Under California Law); Use Only as Directed.
The suspension should be administered by deep intramuscular injection within the fleshy muscles of the hip, rump, round or thigh, or into the neck, changing the site for each injection. Do not inject subcutaneously, into a blood vessel, or near a major nerve.
Use a 16 or 18 gauge needle, 1.5 inches long. The needle and syringe should be washed thoroughly before use. The needle and syringe should then be sterilized by placing in boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes.
The injection site should be washed with soap and water and painted with a germicide such as tincture of iodine or 70% alcohol. The product should then be administered by using the following procedure:
1. Warm the vial to room temperature and shake thoroughly to ensure uniform suspension.
2. Wipe the rubber stopper on top of the vial with a piece of absorbent cotton soaked in 70% alcohol.
3. Inject air into the vial for easier withdrawal.
4. After filling the syringe, make sure that the needle is empty by pulling back the plunger of the syringe until a small air bubble appears. Then detach the needle from the syringe.
5. Insert the needle deeply into the muscle, attach the syringe and withdraw the plunger slightly. If blood appears, withdraw the needle and insert it in a different location.
6. Inject the dose slowly. Do not massage the site of injection.
7. Not more than 10 mL should be injected in one location.
Daily treatment should be continued for at least 48 hours after the temperature has returned to normal and all other signs of infection have subsided. Animals treated with Penject should show noticeable improvement within 36 to 48 hours.
DOSAGE: The dosage for cattle, sheep, swine, and horses is 3000 units per pound of body weight, or 1.0 mL for each 100 pounds of body weight, once daily. Treatment should not exceed 7 days in non-lactating dairy and beef cattle, sheep, and swine, or 5 days in lactating dairy cattle. If no improvement is observed within 48 hours, consult your veterinarian.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE.
1. Not for use in horses intended for food.
2. Milk that has been taken from animals during treatment and for 48 hours after the last treatment must not be used for food. The daily treatment schedule should not exceed 7 days of treatment in non-lactating dairy and beef cattle, sheep and swine, or 5 days in lactating dairy cattle.
3. The drug should be discontinued for the following time periods before treated animals are slaughtered for food: cattle - 4 days; sheep - 8 days; swine - 6 days; non-ruminating calves - 7 days.
PrecautionsSensitivity reactions to penicillin and procaine, such as hives or respiratory distress, may occur in some animals. If such signs of sensitivity occur, stop medication and call your veterinarian. In some instances, particularly if respiratory distress is severe, immediate injection of epinephrine or antihistamine may be necessary.
As with any antibiotic preparation, prolonged use may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, including fungi. If this condition is suspected, stop medication and consult your veterinarian.
Exceeding the highest recommended daily dosage of 3000 units per pound of body weight, administering at recommended levels for more than 7 consecutive days, and/or exceeding 10 mL intramuscularly per injection site may result in antibiotic residues beyond the withdrawal time.
StoragePenject should be stored in a cold room at a temperature between 2° and 8°C (36°-46°F). Avoid freezing the product.
How SuppliedPenject is supplied in 100-mL, 250-mL and 500-mL multiple-dose vials.
Manufactured By: Bimeda, Inc., Irwindale, CA 91706
Manufactured for: Butler Animal Health Supply, Dublin, Ohio 43017
NADA 65-505, Approved by FDA
NAC No.: 10821673
400 METRO PLACE NORTH, DUBLIN, OH, 43017-7545
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