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VIOKASE-V is activated whole raw pancreas; a pancreatic enzyme concentrate of porcine origin containing standardized amylase, protease and lipase activities plus esterases, peptidases, nucleases and elastase.

What is Viokase-V Powder?

Viokase-V (pancreatic enzymes) is used to improve food digestion in dogs and cats who cannot digest food properly due to pancreatic insufficiency associated with Cystic Fibrosis, pancreatitis, post-gastrectomy, post-cholecystectomy, post-pancreatectomy or maldigestion syndrome.

Who is Viokase-V Powder for?

Dogs and Cats

Why use Viokase-V Powder?

- Help digest and absorb fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. - For the treatment of pancreatic insufficiency or maldigestion syndrome. - Easily administered through food. - Effective enzyme replacement therapy for dogs.

How does Viokase-V Powder work?

Viokase is a digestive enzyme combination. It works by helping the body to digest protein, starch, and fat.It is used for those pets in which the enzymes are not produced naturally and in sufficient quantity.

Manufacturer:

Zoetis

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VIOKASE-V is activated whole raw pancreas; a pancreatic enzyme concentrate of porcine origin containing standardized amylase, protease and lipase activities plus esterases, peptidases, nucleases and elastase.

How is Viokase-V Powder sold?

Sold in bottles of 4 ounces, 8 ounces and 12 ounces

What are the side effects of Viokase-V Powder?

High doses may cause GI distress (diarrhea, cramping, nausea). Concentrated pancreatic enzymes can cause oral or esophageal ulcers; follow dosing with food or water. Oral bleeding has been reported in dogs after receiving pancrelipase (Rutz et al. 2002) . Dose reduction and moistening the food pancreatic/powder mix may also decrease the incidence of this adverse effect.

What special precautions are there?

Discontinue use in animals with symptoms of sensitivity.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal clinic.

How can I store Viokase-V Powder?

Store at room temperature

Helpful Tips:

Viokase is effective in treating acute disorders of the pancreas, but is also effective in treating chronic pancreatic disorders and digestive problems. In chronic pancreatitis, replacement therapy must be given for the duration of the pet's life.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

The VIOKASE-V tablets are administered before each meal. VIOKASE-V powder is added to moistened dog food (canned or dry). Thorough mixing is necessary to bring the enzymes into close contact with the food particles. Incubation at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before feeding appears to enhance the digestive process. Frequent feeding, at least 3 times daily, is important.
Dogs: 2-3 tablets or 3/4-1 teaspoonful (2.8 g/teaspoonful) with each meal. Cats: 1/2-1 tablet or 1/4-3/4 teaspoonful (2.8 g/teaspoonful) with each meal.
NOTE: No one regimen will be successful for every patient. The above dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pancreatic exocrine deficiency and weight of the animal. In cases of chronic insufficiency, the dosage should be increased until desired results are obtained.
Each tablet contains sufficient pancreatic enzymes to digest (in vitro): 33 g fat, 57 g protein, 64 g starch.
Each 2.8 grams (1 teaspoonful) contains sufficient pancreatic enzymes to digest (in vitro): 260 g fat, 388 g protein, 460 g starch.

Lipase USP.............8,000 Protase, USP...,.... 30,000 Amaylase, USP......30,000

Dog Pancreatic Insufficiency

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is an unusual disease found in dogs except in certain breeds and symptoms can be life threatening. Weight loss, diarrhea, abnormal appetite, poor coat quality and flatulence are all symptoms that your dog may be suffering with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Luckily there are medications to help with dogs that cannot digest food properly due to EPI.

 
Viokase-V Powder is pancreatic enzymes that help improve food digestion used as a replacement therapy for dogs containing the following units: Lipase USP 8,000, Protase USP 30,000 and Amaylase USP 30,000.

Epizyme powder is activated whole raw pancreas containing standardized amylase, protease and lipase activities, all ingredients helping as a digestive aid.

Panakare Plus tablets and powder is a generic more affordable pancreatic enzyme concentrate of porcine origin fortified with the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E also containing Lipase USP 8,000, Protase USP 30,000 and Amaylase USP 30,000.

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency can be life threatening and incurable however with the right treatment your dog can live a long and happy life.


 

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