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OvaMed (Altrenogest) Solution 0.22% is indicated to suppress estrus in mares. Suppression of estrus allows for a predictable occurrence of estrus following drug withdrawal. This facilitates the attainment of regular cyclicity during the transition from winter anestrus to the physiological breeding season. Suppression of estrus will also facilitate the management of prolonged estrus conditions. Available in 1000 ml bottle. 

What is OvaMed (Altrenogest), 1000 ml?

OvaMed (Altrenogest) Solution 0.22% is indicated to suppress estrus in mares. Suppression of estrus allows for a predictable occurrence of estrus following drug withdrawal. This facilitates the attainment of regular cyclicity during the transition from winter anestrus to the physiological breeding season. Suppression of estrus will also facilitate the management of prolonged estrus conditions.

Who is OvaMed (Altrenogest), 1000 ml for?

Mares

Why use OvaMed (Altrenogest), 1000 ml?

-Allows for a predictable occurrence of estrus following drug withdrawal in mares -Facilitates the attainment of regular cyclicity during the transition from winter anestrus to the physiological breeding season in mares -Facilitate the management of prolonged estrus conditions in mares

How does OvaMed (Altrenogest), 1000 ml work?

OvaMed (altrenogest) Solution 0.22% produces a progestational effect in mares.

Manufacturer:

Bimeda

Active ingredient(s):

OvaMedTM (altrenogest) Solution 0.22% (2.2 mg/mL)

How is OvaMed (Altrenogest), 1000 ml sold?

1000 ml bottle

What are the side effects of OvaMed (Altrenogest), 1000 ml?

Adverse reactions are uncommon at the recommended doses. This medication may cause mild changes in blood levels of calcium, potassium and liver enzymes. It may exacerbate uterine infections in mares with pre-existing uterine inflammation. All medication has the potential to cause an immediate allergic or anaphylactic reaction. Affected animals may have a swelling, hives, changes in respiration, and display signs of agitation. This can be a severe and life threatening reaction, immediate veterinary care may be required. Notify your veterinarian immediately if your horse experiences any adverse reactions to this medication

What special precautions are there?

WARNING: For oral use in mares only. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. HUMAN WARNINGS: Skin contact must be avoided as OvaMed (altrenogest) Solution 0.22% is readily absorbed through unbroken skin. Protective gloves must be worn by all persons handling this product. * Pregnant women or women who suspect they are pregnant should not handle OvaMed (altrenogest) Solution 0.22%. Women of childbearing age should exercise extreme caution when handling this product. Accidental absorption could lead to a disruption of the menstrual cycle or prolongation of pregnancy. Direct contact with the skin should therefore be avoided. Accidental spillage on the skin should be washed off immediately with soap and water. CONTRAINDICATIONS: OvaMed (altrenogest) Solution 0.22% is contraindicated for use in mares having a previous or current history of uterine inflammation (i.e., acute, subacute, or chronic endometritis). Natural or synthetic gestagen therapy may exacerbate existing low-grade or “smoldering” uterine inflammation into a fulminating uterine infection in some instances. PRECAUTIONS: Various synthetic progestins, including altrenogest, when administered to rats during the embryogenic stage of pregnancy at doses manyfold greater than the recommended equine dose caused fetal anomalies, specifically masculinization of the female genitalia. PEOPLE WHO SHOULD NOT HANDLE THIS PRODUCT 1. Women who are or suspect they are pregnant. 2. Anyone with thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders or with a history of these events. 3. Anyone with cerebral-vascular or coronary-artery disease. 4. Women with known or suspected carcinoma of the breast. 5. People with known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia. 6. Women with undiagnosed vaginal bleeding. 7. People with benign or malignant tumors which developed during the use of oral contraceptives or other estrogen-containing products.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital

How can I store OvaMed (Altrenogest), 1000 ml?

Store at or below 25ºC (77ºF)

Helpful Tips:

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.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: While wearing protective gloves, remove shipping cap and seal; replace with enclosed plastic dispensing cap. Remove cover from bottle dispensing tip and connect luer lock syringe (without needle). Draw out appropriate volume of OvaMed (altrenogest) solution. (Note: Do not remove syringe while bottle is inverted as spillage may result.) Detach syringe and administer solution orally at the rate of 1mL per 110 pounds body weight (0.044 mg/kg) once daily for 15 consecutive days. Administer solution directly on the base of the mare’s tongue or on the mare’s usual grain ration. Replace cover on bottle dispensing tip to prevent leakage. Excessive use of a syringe may cause the syringe to stick; therefore, replace syringe as necessary.

* Warning : Women who are pregnant or suspect they are pregnant should not handle OvaMed (Altrenogest). 

OvaMed (altrenogest) Solution 0.22% (2.2 mg/mL). Each mL contains 2.2 mg altrenogest in an oil solution. 

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