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Product Description

VIOKASE-V is raw, activated, whole pancreas. It is a pancreatic enzyme concentrate with porcine origins, containing elastase, nucleases, peptidases, lipase and protease plus esterases, and standardized amylase.

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?

For use in cats and dogs.

Why use Viokase-V Powder?

Features of Viokase:
  • Effective therapy for replacement of enzymes
  • Easy to administer in food
  • Useful in treating maldigestion syndrome or pancreatic insufficiency
  • Helps in digestion and absorbs carbohydrates, proteins, and fats

How does Viokase-V Powder work?

Viokase is a combination of digestive enzymes. It helps the body in the digestion of fat, starch, and protein. It is prescribed for pets whose enzymes are not naturally produced or are produced in insufficient quantities.

Manufacturer:

Zoetis

Active ingredient(s):

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 4, 8, and 12 oz bottles.

What are the side effects of Viokase-V Powder?

High doses of Viokase could cause gastrointestinal distress, including:
  • Nausea
  • Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Esophageal or oral ulcers could result from concentrated pancreatic enzymes. Dosing should be followed with water or food.
  • After receiving pancrelipase, oral bleeding has been reported in some dogs (Rutz et al. 2002). Reducing the dose and moistening the pancreatic powder and food mix could reduce the risk of this side effect.

What special precautions are there?

If your pet exhibits sensitivity symptoms, terminate use.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Viokase-V Powder?

Store at room temperature

Helpful Tips:

Viokase is an effective treatment for acute pancreatic disorders. It is also an effective therapy for chronic digestive issues or pancreatic disorders. In cases of chronic pancreatitis, replacement therapy may be administered for the duration of your 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.

Overview

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.

Main Ingredients

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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