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Sucralfate BP ... 5.0g

Relief of Equine Ulcers


COMPOSITION

Each bulk pack is equivalent to 48 x 5.0g sachet 

Each 5.0g sachet contains

Sucralfate BP … 5.0g

(As film coated granules)


DESCRIPTION

AbSucralfate™ as easy-to-measure, easy-to-feed, flavourless, bright green, film coated granules of sucralfate. Sucralfate is an aluminum salt of sucrose.


Sucralfate is not absorbed or metabolized in the body. When ingested, the acidic environment of the stomach forms a thick viscous compound that adheres to the ulcer site, acting as a protective film. It will provide protection for approximately six (6) to eight (8) hours at a time.


INDICATIONS

Sucralfate is a cytoprotective agent for the symptomatic treatment of equine glandular gastric ulcer disease ( EGUD) and non glandular ulcers also known as - equine squameous gastric ulcer disease (ESGUD)


Sucralfate has not been clinically proven to heal hindgut acidiosis - colonic ulcers (right dorsal colitis) RDC. However, sucralfate is well known as a cytoprotective agent. It binds to GI mucosa, and acts as a "band-aid" to the ulcer crater, offering relief from pain associated with ulcers.


When sucralfate is administered in conjunction with omeprazole, sucralfate will coat the ulcer, avoiding further acid damage.


DOSAGE

Regime: Length of administration depends on the condition, severity and type of ulcer being treated.

The following dosage example is based on a horse weighing 450kg (990lb)


Non Glandular - Squamous Ulcers 

Loading or active treatment dose:

  • Week 1 - 4: Omeprazole - 2 x heaped scoops, once per day x 28 days.
  • Week 1 - 3: Sucralfate - 3 x heaped scoops, two times per day for up to 21 days

Maintenance or preventative dose:

  • Sucralfate: Gradually reduce to 1 x heaped scoop, once per day.
  • Omeprazole: Gradually reduce to 1 x heaped scoop, once per day.

Glandular Ulcers

Loading or active treatment dose:

  • Week 1 - 6: Omeprazole - 2 x heaped scoops, once per day
  • Week 6 - 8: Omeprazole - 2 x heaped scoops, once per day (if required)
  • Week 1 - 3: Sucralfate - 3 x heaped scoops, two times per day
  • Week 3 - 8: Sucralfate - 2 x heaped scoops, two times per day

Maintenance or preventative dose:

  • Ongoing: Sucralfate 1 x heaped scoop, two times per day

Hindgut - Colonic Ulcers - Right Dorsal Colitis (RDC)

Sucralfate has not been clinically proven to heal colonic ulcers. However, sucralfate is well known as a cytoprotective agent. It binds to GI mucosa, and acts as a "band-aid" to the ulcer crater, offering relief from pain associated with ulcers.

Recommended dosage:

  • Week 1 - 6: Sucralfate - 3 x heaped scoops, two times per day
  • Ongoing: Sucralfate - 1 x heaped scoops,  two times per day

Omeprazole is not effective for treating Hindgut


ADMINISTRATION

Most effective given in the morning when stomach is less likely to be as full.

Best administered 30 minutes prior to omeprazole (and any other medications) due to interactions.

  • Sprinkle onto a small feed (i.e. a few handfuls of moistened chaff.)
  • Mixed with water and administered via oral syringe.
  • Mixed into a paste and smeared onto apples or carrots.

If a dose is missed, give as soon as possible, if next dose is within a few hours of the normal schedule, wait, and giveat the regular time. Do not double the dose.


OVERDOSAGE

Difficulties due to overdose are very unlikely.


SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse effects have not been reported as sucralfate is not absorbed systemically. Constipation is a possible side effect - any signs, consult your Vet.


INTERACTIONS OR CONTRAINDICATIONS

Sucralfate can decrease the absorption of many drugs including Omeprazole (PPI's ) and should not be given within two hours of most other oral medications.


TOXICITY

Sucralfate appears to be very well tolerated in horses.


WARNINGS

Do not use on horses intended for human consumption.

Keep out of reach of children.

Veterinary use only.


STORAGE

Store in a cool dry atmosphere away from extreme heat.

Store/Transport at 20º to 30ºC (68º to 86ºF)


DISPOSAL

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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