PZI Vet Cat Insulin Pet Medication
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is PZI Vet Cat Insulin used for?
PZI VET insulin is indicated for the reduction of hyperglycemia and hyperglycemia-associated clinical signs in cats with diabetes mellitus.
- How PZI Vet Cat Insulin should be used?
PZI VET insulin should be administered subcutaneously. Dosage regimens of PZI VET insulin will vary among patients. The recommended starting dose is 0.1 to 0.3 units per lb every 12 to 24 hours. This dose should be adjusted based on changes in blood glucose levels and resolution of clinical signs. Further adjustments in 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. Prior to use, the vial should be gently rolled to re-suspend the insulin before each use. Do not shake. PZI VET insulin should appear uniformly cloudy or milky after re-suspending.
- What are the side effects?
PZI VET insulin is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in cats sensitive to protamine zinc insulin or any other ingredients in PZI VET insulin. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include lethargy, staggering gate and seizures.
- What special precautions are there?
Use PZI VET with U-40 syringes only. Use of a syringe other than a U-40 syringe will result in incorrect dosing. Do not use this product if a pellet of white material remains at the bottom of the vial after re-suspending. Do not use if clumps are apparent after re-suspending. Diluting PZI VET insulin or mixing it with other insulins is not recommended. Insulin requirements may be increased when given with glucocorticoids (prednisone) or progestagens (megestrol). Insulin requirements may be decreased when given with oral hypoglycemic drugs (glipizide). This product is for animal use only.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose include signs of hypoglycemia including lethargy, staggering gait and seizures. In case of accidental injection of this insulin into a human contact a physician immediately.
- How should I store PZI Vet Cat Insulin?
Store this product at 36º-46ºF. Do not freeze. Do not expose to direct sunlight. 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.