Omeprazole Oral Paste 37% w/w
Syringe contains: Omeprazole BP… .2.28g
Each g contains: Omeprazole BP.....370mg
AbGard™ is for the treatment and prevention of equine gastric ulcers in a single daily dose easy-to-use oral syringe of flavourless paste.
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 AbGard™, has a recommended treatment dosage of 4.0mg/kg (1.8mg/lb) of horses bodyweight, and a recommended prevention dosage of 2.0mg/kg (0.9mg/lb) of horses bodyweight.
One full syringe is sufficient as a treatment dose for horse 567kg (1250lb) bodyweight
- One full syringe, once daily for 28 consecutive days
One half syringe is sufficient as a prevention dose for horse 567kg (1250lb) bodyweight
- One half syringe, once daily, ongoing as required.
Before administering AbGard™, make sure the horse's mouth is free of food.
- Rotate the ring to the appropriate mark on the syringe for your horses weight.
- Remove the nozzle cover.
- Insert the nozzle of the syringe through the interdental space, and deposit the required amount of paste at the back of the tongue.
- Immediately after administration, elevate the horse's head for a few seconds to ensure the dose is swallowed.
If any dose is lost or rejected, re-dosing is recommended. Note that shelf life after firstimmediate opening is 28 days. Replace nozzle cover after each use.
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 used containers.
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