Castran

Acepromazine 1.5% injection

Solution for parenteral administration

  • Composition
  • Contains per ml:
  • Acepromazine maleate
    15 mg.
  • Excipients ad
    1 ml.

Description

Acepromazine is a neuroleptic belonging to the phenothiazines with a sedative action. The effect is set in within 5-10 minutes after intravenous injection and within 15-20 minutes after intramuscular injection and is maintained for 6 to 12 hours.

Indications

All situations where sedation is needed, for instance during transport, with several forms of stress, small operations and as a pre anaesthetic with larger operations.

Contra indications

Administration to animals with heart or respiratory diseases.
Administration together with local anaesthetics (like procaine) or organo-phosphates (like insecticides) because acepromazine potentates toxicity of these compounds. Hypothermia or hypertension.

Side effects

After high doses respiratory disorders, hypertensy and tachydardy can occur.
Penis relaxation in male animals.

Dosage

For intramuscular or intravenous administration:

Calves, cattle, horses and swine:
- Light sedation and premedication with general anaesthesia: 0.5 ml. per 100 kg. body weight intravenously or 1.0 ml. per 100 kg. body weight intramuscularly.
- Strong sedation: 1.0 ml. per 100 kg. body weight intravenously or 2.0 ml. per 100 kg. body weight intramuscularly.

Cats and dogs:
- Light sedation and premedication with general anaesthesia: 0.25 ml. per 10 kg. body weight intravenously or intramuscularly.
- Strong sedation : 0.5 ml. per 10 kg. body weight intravenously or intramuscularly.

Withdrawal times

- For meat : 5 days.
- For milk : 1 day.

Packaging

Vial of 100 ml.
  • Horses
  • Cattle (cows)
  • Calves
  • Pigs
  • Dogs
  • Cats

Product Code:

IAC15
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