Phenylbutazone Pet Medication
- Availability: Prescription
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- What is Phenylbutazone used for?
Phenylbutazone is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain and inflammation associated with fractures, arthritis and painful injuries to the limbs and joints.
- How Phenylbutazone should be used?
Phenylbutazone 100mg tablet is FDA approved for use in dogs. The usual dose in dogs is 20mg/pound per day given in three divided doses 8 hours apart. The tablets may be crushed for ease of administration. The maximum daily dose for dogs should not exceed 800mg per day. The dose should be decreased after 48-72 hours till the lowest dose that still controls symptoms is reached. The medication should be given with food.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects when using phenylbutazone may include ulcers, kidney damage, bloody stool, decreased white blood cells and platelets as well as allergic reactions characterized by facial swelling and hives.
- What special precautions are there?
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it. Do not use in pets that are dehydrated, on diuretics or have ulcers. Do not use in animals with kidney, liver or heart disease. Do not use in animals with bleeding disorders. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Do not use in cats. Do not use with other NSAIDs such as aspirin or Rimadyl, corticosteroids such as prednisone, or other ulcer causing medications. Use with caution when given with phenytoin, warfarin, sulfonamides and glipizide. Use with caution when given with digoxin, barbiturates, rifampin, chlorpheniramine or diphenhydramine. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking. Give this medication with food.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include liver or kidney failure, ulcer formation, rapid breathing, seizures or coma.
- How should I store Phenylbutazone?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store tablets at room temperature away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.