Omeprazole 25% w/w
Each 2.8g sachet contains
Omeprazole BP … 700mg
(As enteric coated granules)
AbPrazole™ (Omeprazole) for the treatment and prevention of equine gastric ulcers in easy-to-measure, easy-to-feed once-a-day dosages of flavorless, blue, enteric coated granules.
Omeprazole is from the family of proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) that blocks secretion of acid and assists by reducing and neutralizing acid in the horse's stomach allowing improved healing of existing ulcer damage.
For treatment and prevention of equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) in horses.
Omeprazole, the active ingredient in AbPrazole ™, has a recommended treatment dosage of 4.0mg/kg (1.8 mg/lb) of your horses bodyweight, and a recommended prevention dosage of 2.0mg/kg (0.09 mg/lb) of your horses bodyweight.
Recommended dosage is 4.0 mg/kg (1.8 mg/lb) per day.
- Use one (1) sachet per 175 kg (385 lb) of your horses bodyweight, once daily for 28 consecutive days
Recommended dosage is 2.0 mg/kg (0.9 mg/lb) per day.
- Use one (1) sachet per 350 kg (770 lb) of your horses bodyweight, once daily, ongoing as required.
Simply sprinkle AbPrazole™ dry onto feed. For fussy eaters mix with molasses or corn syrup then mix with feed, apple or a treat.
Massive overdosage is required to cause problems in other species but the toxic dosage in horses is uncertain. Rats have tolerated oral doses no greater than 40mg/kg, this would be equivalent to ten times of 100% product fed to a horse at one time. Should a massive overdose occur, treat symptomatically and supportively.
Omeprazole like other PPI's is well tolerated. Nervousness, abnormal heartbeat, muscle pain, weakness, leg cramps and water retention occur infrequently.
INTERACTIONS OR CONTRAINDICATIONS
Omeprazole appears to be a safe drug with low associated problems. It is contraindicated in horses hypersensitive to it. Omeprazole may decrease the heptic clearance of some medications. Omeprazole's safety during pregnancy has not been established.
Omeprazole appears to be very well tolerated in horses. There may be a possibility of Gastro Intestinal (GI) distress (anorexia, colic, flatulence, diarrhea).
Do not use on horses intended for human consumption.
Keep out of reach of children.
Veterinary use only.
Store in a cool dry atmosphere away from extreme heat.
Store/Transport at 20º to 30ºC (68º to 86ºF)
Dispose of unused product and containers in accordance with guidance from your local waste regulation authority. Dangerous to fish and aquatic life, do not contaminate water ways with the product or usedcontainers.
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