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ButaPaste

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Manufacturer: Henry Schein® Animal Health

PRODUCT INFORMATION

(Phenylbutazone)

VETERINARY - FOR HORSES ONLY

NADA #116-087, Approved by FDA.

Description

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 syringe contains 12 g phenylbutazone

Each marking on the plunger contains:

Phenylbutazone

1g

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

Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.

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 (227 kg) 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. Important - To avoid overdosing and to ensure the correct first dose, move ring on plunger to the appropriate dosage position before administration (see Figure 1). The edge of the ring closest to the syringe barrel should be aligned to the gram/dosage mark on the plunger.

2. When administering BUTAPASTE the oral cavity should be empty. Set ring on plunger to deliver the appropriate dosage based on weight (see Figure 1). Deposit paste on the back of tongue by depressing plunger.

3. Use a relatively high dose for the first 48 hours (not to exceed 4 g daily), then reduce gradually to a maintenance dose. Maintain lowest dose capable of producing desired clinical response.

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

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

Storage

Store at 15-25°C (59-77°F).

How Supplied:

Syringe containing 12 g of phenylbutazone, NDC # 11695-1550-1 (12 g).

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.

Manufactured for Henry Schein Animal Health

Made in USA

Copyright© 2015 Intervet Inc, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Madison, NJ 07940. All rights reserved.

Distributed Exclusively by: Henry Schein Animal Health - Dublin, OH 43017

151665 R5 / 140718

Net wt.

NDC#

Reorder #

 

60 g

11695-1550-1

050358

12/15

NAC No.: 1082249.2

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
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the ButaPaste 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.

Copyright © 2016 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2016-08-21

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