Vetsulin® (porcine insulin zinc suspension) is indicated for the reduction of hyperglycemia and hyperglycemia-associated clinical signs in dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus. This injectable insulin solution can help manage your pet's diabetes and effectively control blood glucose levels. It is FDA approved for veterinary use and is approved for use in both cats and dogs. Although Vetsulin is not a cure for diabetes, it can help control or eliminate many of the clinical signs associated with the disease, such as excessive thirst, urination, and weight loss. It also helps prevent development of life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis. 40 IU/ml ensures more accurate dosing.
Contraindications: Dogs and cats known to have a systemic allergy to pork or pork products should not be treated with Vetsulin®. Vetsulin® is contraindicated during periods of hypoglycemia.
Each ml contains:
Purified porcine insulin (35% amorphous and 65% crystalline): 40 IU
Zinc (as chloride): 0.08 mg
Sodium acetate trihydrate: 1.36 mg
Sodium chloride: 7.0 mg
Methylparaben (preservative): 1.0 mg
pH is adjusted with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide.
Store in an upright position under refrigeration at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Use contents within 42 days of first vial puncture.
Safety depends on correct dosage and administration, exactly as your veterinarian prescribed. Tell your veterinarian about other health conditions your pet has or medications they may be taking.
The most common side effect was clinical signs of hypoglycemia. They were generally mild in nature, such as weakness, lethargy, and stumbling. Other side effects include injection site reactions, poor appetite, hematuria, vomiting, diarrhea, pancreatitis, development of cataracts, and urinary tract infections. It is difficult to determine if these symptoms are directly attributed to the drug or due to the diabetic state of the animal.
Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for 15 minutes. Accidental injection may cause clinical hypoglycemia. In case of accidental injection, seek medical attention immediately. Exposure to product may induce a local or systemic allergic reaction in sensitized individuals.
For subcutaneous injection in dogs and cats only. Use of this product, even at established doses, has been associated with hypoglycemia. Not for use in animals with a systemic allergy to pork or pork products. Do not use during periods of hypoglycemia..
Progestogens, certain endocrinopathies, and glucocorticoids can have an antagonistic effect on insulin activity. Intact bitches should be ovariohysterectomized. Progestogen and glucocorticoid use should be avoided. The safety and effectiveness in puppies, kittens, and breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs and cats has not been evaluated.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Keep out of the reach of children
Disposal of unused prescription medications:
- Revival Animal Health participates in the Take Away Environmental Return System which provides an environmentally safe destruction program.
- The preferred method of drug disposal is to return the unwanted product to a pharmacy that participates in the Take Away Environmental Return System. Seek a local pharmacy that participates in this program for safe disposal.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
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Disposal of medical sharps:
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of sharps container:
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
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