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Manufacturer: Univet

Sterile Methylprednisolone Acetate Suspension

DIN: 00552968

Active Ingredient(s): Each mL contains:

Methylprednisolone acetate

40 mg

Indications:

Dogs: For use as an aid in the treatment of osteo-arthritis and generalized arthritic conditions, as well as certain allergic conditions, including allergic dermatitis.

Horses: For use as an aid in the treatment of certain localized and generalized arthritic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteo-arthritis, synovitis, myositis and bursitis.

Dosage and Administration

Dogs: Intramuscular Injection:

Small Breeds

20 mg a week

Medium Breeds

40 mg a week

Large Breeds

120 mg a week

Intrasynovial Injection: 20 mg for large synovial spaces, following suitable aseptic preparation of the injection site.

Horses: Intramuscular Injection: 20 mg as an initial dose. For maintenance therapy, the initial dose should be reduced gradually until an effective maintenance dosage regimen has been established.

Intrasynovial Injection: The average initial dose for a large synovial space in horses is 120 mg with a range of from 40 mg to 240 mg. Smaller spaces will require a correspondingly smaller dose.

Precaution(s): Store at room temperature. Protect from freezing.

Caution(s): As with other corticosteroids, methylprednisolone may mask the signs of infection. Should infection occur, it must be brought under control by the use of appropriate antibacterial measures, or administration of methylprednisolone should be discontinued. In addition, prolonged use of the preparation, as with other corticoids is discouraged.

Presentation: 5 mL vials.

NAC No.: 12290260

UNIVET PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.
50 STEELES AVE., UNIT #1, MILTON, ON, L9T 2Y5
Telephone:   905-876-1990
Order Desk:   800-268-5069
Fax:   905-878-5311
Website:   www.univetpharm.com
Email:   univet@univetpharm.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Uni-Med information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Canadian product label or package insert.

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