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Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Not to be used in animals intended for animal consumption. Do not use for anaesthesia.
Special precautions for use in animals:
Select the needle gauge based on the species and size of animal and check that the syringe and needle are mounted and secured correctly. It is important to ensure that any pressure created during delivery does not lead to the needle disconnecting from the syringe. The amount of the drug to be administered may mean that a smaller gauge needle may not deliver the necessary volume at an appropriate speed. Any volume administered outside the vein will reduce the efficacy of the dose.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals:
Care should be taken to ensure the pressure on the syringe is not too great to avoid accidental spraying of the face and eyes (see ‘Special precautions for use in animals’).
Wear suitable protective gloves and glasses when handling the product. Avoid accidental self- administration and self-injection.
In the case of accidental self-administration, by injection, ingestion or skin absorption, seek URGENT medical attention, advising medical service of barbiturate poisoning.
In the event of an accident, the following action should be taken:
Skin: Wash immediately with water and then thoroughly with soap and water.
Eyes: Wash immediately with cold water and obtain medical attention.
Ingestion: Obtain medical attention immediately. Wash out mouth. Keep warm and rest.
Accidental self-injection: Obtain URGENT medical attention, advising medical services of barbiturate poisoning. Do not leave patient unattended.
Advice to Doctor: Maintain airways and give symptomatic and supportive treatment.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction:
The effects of the product are increased by concomitant administration of sedatives (xylazine or acepromazine).
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes) if necessary:
In the event of accidental administration to an animal not presented for euthanasia, measures such as artificial respiration, administration of oxygen and the use of analeptics are appropriate.
Withdrawal period(s):
Not to be used in animals intended for human consumption.