Common Brand Name:Viokase-V Dose and Administration:Follow your veterinarians dosing instructions carefully. Mix the prescribed quantity of powder with your pets food. It is usually recommended to feed several small meals to your pet daily. A small amount of warm water may be mixed in if Viokase-V…Description
Use Viokase-V powder to supplement your pet with the enzymes that are needed if he/she suffers from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. This is a condition where a pets body is unable to produce enough pancreatic enzymes to digest food properly.
What is Viokase-V?This is a powder that helps supplement pets suffering from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (maldigestion syndrome) with the pancreatic enzymes he/she needs to digest food correctly.
What are the benefits of Viokase-V?
- Easy to administer.
- Simple way to manage your pets exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)
- Can also be used to treat acute and chronic pancreatitis.
Formulated for:dogs and cats.
How is this medication given?Always follow your veterinarian's instructions. Usually, the prescribed amount of powder is mixed with your pets food. It is recommended to add a little warm water when mixing Viokase-V with dry food. Allow food to stand for 15-20 minutes before feeding.
Your veterinarian may also recommend that you feed your pet several small meals daily.
If you are unsure of how to use Viokase-V properly, always contact your veterinarian.
How does this medication work?Viokase-V supplies pets with the pancreatic enzymes that are necessary to digest fat, protein, and sugars when they cannot produce the enzymes on their own.
What results can I expect? Improvement in your pets digestion should occur quickly. It can take some time for your pet's weight, stools, haircoat, etc. to return to normal though. Viokase-V is usually administered indefinitely for the rest of your pets life.
What form(s) does Viokase-V come in? powder.
Generic Name:Pancreatic Enzymes, pancrelipase (Common Drug Names)
Common Brand Name:Viokase-V
Dose and Administration:Your veterinarian will instruct you on how to use Viokase-V properly. The prescribed amount of powder is usually mixed with your pets food. Several small meals a day are usually recommended. Add a small amount of warm water if mixing Viokase-V with dry food. Allow food to sit for 15-20 minutes before serving.
This medication should only be given to the animal it has been prescribed for. Contact your veterinarian if you have any questions about how to use Viokase-V properly.
Uses:Viokase-V is used as a digestive aid for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in dogs, cats, and birds. It has also been used in the treatment of pancreatitis in dogs and cats and hairballs in cats.
Possible Side Effects: High doses may cause diarrhea, cramping, or vomiting. Mouth irritation may occur if Viokase-V is not mixed well with moistened food and allowed to stand. Some pets may experience a true allergic reaction to Viokase-V.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet appears ill in any way while taking Viokase-V.
Drug and Food Interactions: Consult your veterinarian before using pancreatic enzymes with any other medications or supplements. Antacids, cimetidine, and other histamine H2 receptor antagonists may interact or decrease the effectiveness of pancreatic enzymes.
Precautions:Tell your veterinarian if your pet is allergic to pork. Also, talk to your veterinarian about what monitoring will be necessary once starting Viokase-V.
In humans, inhaling the powder may cause an asthma attack or irritation to the lungs. Viokase-V can also cause skin irritation. Wash immediately if you get any on your skin or your pet's skin. Always wash hands after handling this medication.
Storage:Keep Viokase-V at room temperature away from children and pets.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Viokase-V.