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VETACID 20 mg film-coated tablets for dogs and cat. For treat stomach ulcers – 30 tablets.

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VETACID 20 mg (Famotidine) film-coated tablets for dogs and cat. For treat stomach ulcers – 30 tablets.

VETACID 20 mg film-coated tablets

for  dogs and cat.

For treat stomach ulcers - 30 tablets.

 

 

 

1. NAME  OF THE MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER

 Name: Balkanpharma

 

2. NAME OF THE VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT

VETACID

 

 

CONTENT:

 Each tablet contains: Famotidine 20 mg and excipients to 206 mg.

 

INDICATIONS:

ATC vet Code: Q A 0 2 B A 0 3.

This is a pet prescription primarily used in the treatment of stomach  ulcers. Gastric ulcer results in the break or erosion in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum.

An anti-ulcer drug, VETACID belongs to the histamine receptor-2 blocker class. The secretion of gastric acid occurs when H-2 receptors present in the cell membranes of stomach cells are stimulated. By blocking the H-2 receptors, gastric acid will not be secreted, thus helping the ulcer heal. This drug also plays an important role in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of gastric, duodenal and esophagus  ulcer ; for the prevention of aspiration of acidic gastric contents during general anesthesia; at parvovirus in dogs; at bleeding in the upper part of the digestive system.

 

METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION:

Internally by directly placing the tablet on the tongue or using a small amount of a favorite food. In case of refusal, levigate the tablet to a powder, and is dusted onto or mixed with food.

 

DOSAGE:

The doses for dogs are 0,1 - 0,2 mg per kg weight every 8 hours;  0,5 mg per kg weight every  12 to 24 hours or 0,5 - 1,0 mg per kg weight every 24 hours.

For cats, the dose is 0,5 - 1,0 mg per kg weight  every 12 - 24 hours.

The duration of treatment depends on the animal's condition, response to the medication and possible occurrence of side effects.

 

PRECAUTIONS:

Vetacid 20 mg film-coated tablets should not be administered in case of hypersensitivity to famotidine or any of the excipients, or to other H2 - histamine blockers  due to  demonstrated cross-reactivity and allergenicity; in malignant gastric ulcer; during pregnancy and lactation. With attention (in the low doses and at longer intervals) to apply at acute kidney and liver diseases. Do not administer together with antacids, ketoconazole, itraconazole, probenecid and theophylline. Therefore, consult a veterinarian before administering the medicine to the pet.

 

ADVERSE REACTIONS:

Rarely seen anorexia, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, vomiting, rash, pruritus, fatigue, and increase plasma levels of transaminases. Very rarely myalgia, arthralgia and cramps.

 

STORAGE:

Keep at temperatures below 25 °. Do not freeze. Keep out of reach for kids!

 

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