What is Bute Phenylbutazone 1 gram - 100 Tablets? Phenylbutazone is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It also has analgesic (pain relief) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects and is indicated for the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, including muscular sprain and strain, muscular overuse (including both muscular damage and strain/damage of the tendons attaching muscles to bone), tendonitis, acute joint injury/strain/sprain, and arthritic conditions.
Who is Bute Phenylbutazone 1 gram - 100 Tablets for? Horses
Why use Bute Phenylbutazone 1 gram - 100 Tablets? -For relief of inflammatory conditions associated with the musculoskeletal system in horse
-Control pain from injuries, infections, laminitis, or virtually any other source of pain
How Bute Phenylbutazone 1 gram - 100 Tablets work? The analgesic effect is related mainly to the compound's anti-inflammatory properties.
How is Bute Phenylbutazone 1 gram - 100 Tablets sold? 1 gram tablets
Bottles of 100 tablets
What are the side effects of Bute Phenylbutazone 1 gram - 100 Tablets? Stop medication at the first sign of gastrointestinal upset, jaundice, or blood dyscrasia. Authenticated cases of agranulocytosis associated with the drug have occurred in man; fatal reactions, although rare, have been reported in dogs after long-term therapy. To guard against this possibility, conduct routine blood counts at weekly intervals during the early phase of therapy and at intervals of two weeks thereafter. Any significant fall in the total white count, relative decrease in granulocytes, or black or tarry stools, should be regarded as a signal for immediate cessation of therapy and institution of appropriate countermeasures.
What special precautions are there? Phenylbutazone should not be administered to animals with serious heptic, renal or cardiac pathology, or those with a history of blood dyscrasia.
What to do if overdose? Contact your nearest emergency animal clinic.
How can I store Bute Phenylbutazone 1 gram - 100 Tablets? Store at controlled room temperature, 20°-25°C (68°-77°F).
Helpful Tips: In the treatment of inflammatory conditions associated with infections, specific anti-infective therapy is required.
DOSAGE AND ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION
Phenylbutazone may be given orally or by the intravenous route. Oral preparations available include tablets (to be crushed and mixed with feed or given with a balling gun), paste, and gel forms.
The maximum manufacturer's recommended intravenous dose is 1-2 grams/1000 Ib daily. The upper dose limit is recommended for initial injection to achieve rapid control of the inflammatory process. This should then be decreased.
The maximum manufacturer's recommended oral dose is 2-4 grams/1000 Ib daily. Because blood levels drop rapidly, it is suggested that the total daily dose be divided and the drug be administered every 8 hours for best effect. Many veterinarians and owners get satisfactory results giving phenylbutazone only once or twice a day.