Viokase-VÂ® Powder is a pancreatic enzyme concentrate of porcine origin used as a digestive aid in replacement therapy where digestion of protein, carbohydrate and fat is inadequate due to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
Dogs and Cats
ViokaseÂ®-V Powder, PancrePlusâ„¢ Powder, PancrevedÂ® Powder
Product Description & Form
Viokase-VÂ® Powder 12 oz: light tan to brown powder. (NDC 00856-9303-22)
- Each 1 tsp (2.8 gms) of powder contains the following
Lipase: 71,400 USP units
Protease: 388,000 USP units
Amylase: 460,000 USP units
- Each 1 tsp (2.8 gms) of powder contains sufficient pancreatic enzymes to digest the following
Fat: 260 gm
Protein: 388 gm
Starch: 460 gm
- Assists in digesting fat, protein, and sugars
- Used as treatment for Pancreatic Insufficiency Disorder (PID) as well as assists pet is returning to a healthy weight
- Used to treat pancreatic insufficiency or maldigestion syndrome
- Used in pets whose bodies are not making a sufficient amount of pancreatic enzymes
Lipase, Protease, Amylase
Viokase-VÂ® Powder should be administered as directed by your veterinarian. To avoid irritation of the mouth, avoid inhaling the medication while administering it to your pet.
Dose is administered before each meal. Dose is estimated by your veterinarian according to the severity of the condition and weight of the animal. Viokase-VÂ® Powder is added to moistened food (canned or dry). Thorough mixing is necessary to bring the enzymes into close contact with the food particles. After mixing, let stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
Average Dose per meal
Dogs: 3/4 to 1 tsp per meal (2.8 g/tsp)
Cats: 1/4 to 3/4 tsp per meal
Keep container tightly closed when not in use.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Possible side effects are generally rare. Notify your veterinarian if your pet experiences excessive diarrhea, prolonged constipation, or other changes in bowel function or appetite.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with Viokase-VÂ® Powder: calcium and magnesium containing antacids, cimetidine, and famotidine. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication or supplements you are giving to your pet or if your pet is allergic to pork. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact the manufacturer Zoetis at 888-963-8471 or Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store at 68Â°F to 77Â°F in controlled room temperature. Do not freeze. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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