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GleptoForte

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GleptoForte

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Ceva Biomune

(gleptoferron injection)

ANADA 200-587, Approved by FDA

NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

Description

GleptoForte™ is a sterile aqueous colloidal solution of gleptoferron, a macromolecular complex of ferric hydroxide and dextran glucoheptonic acid. Each milliliter contains 200 mg of elemental iron. The solution contains 0.5% phenol as preservative.

ACTIONS: GleptoForte™ contains gleptoferron which provides a rapidly absorbed and readily utilizable form of iron for the prevention and treatment of baby pig anemia.

GleptoForte Indications

GleptoForte™ is recommended for both the routine prevention and treatment of baby pig anemia due to iron deficiency.

NOTICE: Organic iron preparations injected intramuscularly into pigs beyond 4 weeks of age may cause staining of the muscle tissue.

Side Effects

Occasionally pigs may show a reaction to injectable iron, clinically characterized by prostration with muscular weakness. In extreme cases, death may occur.

Dosage and Administration

GleptoForte™ is for intramuscular use only.

Prevention: 1 mL (200 mg iron) per pig on or before 3 days of age.

Treatment: 1 mL (200 mg iron) per pig as soon as signs of deficiency appear.

HOW TO INJECT:

What to use

1. GleptoForte™ (gleptoferron injection)

2. Ordinary 10 mL syringe or multi dose injection syringe

3. 1/2 inch-20 gauge needle

4. Disinfectant (rubbing alcohol or tincture of iodine)

Where to use

GleptoForte™ is for intramuscular use. The preferred site of injection is the ham muscle. Push the needle directly into the ham to approximately a one-half (1/2) inch depth. Avoid injection into a blood vessel. This is best avoided by pulling back slightly on the plunger after the needle is seated in the ham. If properly located, resistance will be offered to this effort. If the plunger is pulled back easily, remove and relocate the needle.

Step 1

The pig is held under-arm, between knees, or by an assistant. Disinfect the injection site. Pull down skin and fat with thumb as shown. Approximately halfway along a line between the anus and the thumb is the best injection site.

Step 2

Before injecting GleptoForte™, point the needle upward and gently press the plunger to expel all air from syringe. The needle is inserted at right-angle to the skin into the ham approximately a one-half (1/2) inch depth and the injection made.

Step 3

Use a new needle between each stopper puncture. Protect the needle from contamination and disinfect between animal injections.

How Supplied

GleptoForte™ (gleptoferron injection) is available in 100 mL multi-dose vials.

Storage

Store at 20°C - 25°C (68°F - 77°F). Do not freeze. Use within 28 days of first puncture and puncture a maximum of ninety-five (95) times.

Manufactured in Canada

MANUFACTURED FOR: Ceva Santé Animale S.A., Libourne, France

MARKETED BY: Ceva Biomune, Lenexa, KS 66215

1-800-999-0297

GleptoForte™ trademark is the property of Ceva Santé Animale S.A.

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CPN: 1129083.0

CEVA BIOMUNE
8906 ROSEHILL ROAD, LENEXA, KS, 66215
Telephone:   913-894-0230
Fax:   913-894-0236
Website:   www.ceva-us.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the GleptoForte 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 © 2017 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2017-11-28

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