Gleptosil (Canada)This page contains information on Gleptosil for veterinary use.
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- Gleptosil Indications
- Warnings and cautions for Gleptosil
- Direction and dosage information for Gleptosil
GleptosilThis treatment applies to the following species:
Iron (Gleptoferron) 200 mg/mL
Solution for Injection
Veterinary Use Only
Gleptosil® is a presentation of gleptoferron, a macro molecular complex containing iron in a readily utilisable form for the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anaemia. The solution contains phenol (Ph.Eur.) as a preservative.
Gleptosil (Iron 200 mg/mL Solution for Injection) is a haematinic for the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in piglets. Piglets born and reared under intensive conditions may be deficient in iron and rapidly become anaemic. Unless these piglets receive supplemental iron early in life they are prone to suffer decreased vitality, poorer growth rates and increased susceptibility to disease.
For the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anaemia: a single dose of 1 mL (200 mg iron) injected within the first three days of life. Clinical anaemia may normally develop within the first two weeks of life in unsupplemented piglets. In such cases of diagnosed iron deficiency anaemia the dosage is 1 mL (200 mg iron).
Gleptosil® is recommended for administration by intramuscular injection deep into the hind limb. The site of injection should be clean, ideally swabbed with cotton soaked in alcohol. Excess alcohol should be removed before injecting. Use only automatic syringe equipment. The syringe and needles should be sterilised by boiling before use and the rubber seal of the vial should be swabbed with cotton soaked in alcohol. Injection site (diagram 1): On the hind limb mid-way between the stifle joint and the base of the tail. Injection technique (diagrams 2 and 3): Pull the skin and the underlying tissue aside with thumb. Insert the needle at right angles to the skin and slowly inject the 1 mL dose. Pause after injecting the dose and release the skin before withdrawing the needle. Recommended needle size: 5/8” No. 20g.
Wipe the needle with cotton and alcohol before injecting the next piglet.
Maintain the sachet close until the time of use. In piglets intended for early slaughter, it should be noted that use of an intra-muscular injection of iron is likely to result in temporary staining of the muscle.
Iron staining decreases rapidly from the time of injection with none being observed by six weeks.
Warningskeep out of reach of children.
StorageDO NOT STORE ABOVE 25°C PROTECT FROM FREEZING. USE WITHIN 28 DAYS AFTER RECONSTITUTION/OPENING THE VIAL.
100 mL collapsible plastic vials. The vial is contained in a sachet, which should not be opened until required for use.
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