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PROZINC is a protamine zinc insulin, a type of long-acting insulin that is ideal for your cat's condition. Protamine zinc insulin releases slowly over time to better maintain a stable, consistent blood glucose level throughout the day.

What is ProZinc Cat Insulin 10ml Vial?

PROZINC is a protamine zinc insulin, a type of long-acting insulin that is ideal for your cat's condition. Protamine zinc insulin releases slowly over time to better maintain a stable, consistent blood glucose level throughout the day. PROZINC is the first protamine zinc insulin that is approved by the FDA specifically for use in cats.

Who is ProZinc Cat Insulin 10ml Vial for?


Why use ProZinc Cat Insulin 10ml Vial?

- Controls Glucose levels in diabetic cats - Long lasting effect 10-14 hours. - Rapid Improvement in blood sugar levels

How does ProZinc Cat Insulin 10ml Vial work?

ProZinc controls blood glucose by stimulating carbohydrate metabolism in heart, bone and fat tissue, helping these cells to use glucose for energy.


Boehringer Ingelheim

Active ingredient(s):

Recombinant human insulin Protamine sulfate

How is ProZinc Cat Insulin 10ml Vial sold?

ProZinc insulin is supplied as a sterile injectable suspension in 10 mL multidose vials. Each mL of ProZinc product contains 40 IU recombinant human insulin. THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO 1 PER CUSTOMER.

What are the side effects of ProZinc Cat Insulin 10ml Vial?

ProZinc insulin, like other insulin products, is not free from adverse reactions. Potential adverse reactions include: hypoglycemia, insulin antagonism/resistance, rapid insulin metabolism, insulin-induced hyperglycemia (Somogyi Effect), and local or systemic reactions. The most common adverse reaction observed is hypoglycemia. Signs may include: weakness, depression, behavioral changes, muscle twitching, and anxiety. In severe cases of hypoglycemia, seizures and coma can occur.

What special precautions are there?

ProZinc insulin is contraindicated in cats sensitive to protamine zinc recombinant human insulin or any other ingredients in the ProZinc product. ProZinc insulin is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia. Animals presenting with severe ketoacidosis, anorexia, lethargy, and/or vomiting should be stabilized with short-acting insulin and appropriate supportive therapy until their condition is stabilized.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store ProZinc Cat Insulin 10ml Vial?

Store in an upright position under refrigeration at 36-46°F (2-8°C). Do not freeze. Protect from light.

Helpful Tips:

It is best to give your cat's PROZINC injections at feeding time or just afterward. It is also best to give the injections at the same time every day, because it will help your cat maintain the most stable blood glucose levels. This will be easier to do if you stick closely to your feeding schedule. When you give your cat a PROZINC injection, make sure you use the correct type of syringe. PROZINC is a U-40 insulin, meaning that there are 40 units of insulin per milliliter (ml) of product. That is why PROZINC must be injected with a U-40 syringe. This is very important because using another type of syringe will deliver the wrong dose.

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.

ProZinc insulin should be mixed by gently rolling the vial prior to withdrawing each dose from the vial. Using a U-40 insulin syringe, the injection should be administered subcutaneously on the back of the neck or on the side of the cat.
Always provide the Cat Owner Information Sheet with each prescription. The initial recommended ProZinc dose is 0.1 - 0.3 IU insulin/pound of body weight (0.2 - 0.7 IU/kg) every 12 hours. The dose should be given concurrently with or right after a meal. The veterinarian should re-evaluate the cat at appropriate intervals and adjust the dose based on both clinical signs and glucose nadirs until adequate glycemic control has been attained. In the effectiveness field study, glycemic control was considered adequate if the glucose nadir from a 9-hour blood glucose curve was between 80 and 150 mg/dL and clinical signs of hyperglycemia such as polyuria, polydipsia, and weight loss were improved.
Further adjustments in the dosage may be necessary with changes in the cat’s diet, body weight, or concomitant medication, or if the cat develops concurrent infection, inflammation, neoplasia, or an additional endocrine or other medical disorder.

Each ml contains:
Recombinant human insulin…. 40 International Units (IU)
Protamine sulfate…………………… 0.466 mg
zinc oxide……………………………… 0.088 mg
glycerin …………………………………… 16.00 mg
dibasic sodium phosphate…….... 3.78 mg
phenol (added as preservative)..2.50 mg
hydrochloric acid………………………..1.63 mg
water for injection (maximum)..1005 mg
pH is adjusted with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide.

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Regarding shipping, this insulin needs to be refrigerated according to my vet. I see that it ships in one business day. Is it shipped in a cooler with ice packs?

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So how much does shipping cost since it has to be shipped cold?

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do i need a prescription from my vet

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Do I need to get a prescription from vet?

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Can this product be used on my dog?

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