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Doses - HEMOGLOBIN GLUTAMER-200 (BOVINE)

Dogs: Dog

For labeled indications:
a) One-time dose of 30 ml/kg IV at a rate of up to 10 mL/kg/hr.
May be warmed to 37°C prior to administration. Blood transfusions are not contraindicated in dogs which receive Oxyglobin® nor is Oxyglobin® contraindicated in dogs which have previously received a blood transfusion. There is no need for typing or crossmatching before use. Should be administered using aseptic technique via a standard intravenous infusion set and catheter through a central or peripheral vein at a rate of 10 mL/kg/hr. Do not administer with other fluids or drugs via the same infusion set. Do not add medications or other solutions to the bag. Do not combine the contents of more than one bag. (Package Insert; Oxyglobin®¯Biopure)
Monitoring Parameters - 1) Hgb; clinical signs of adequate tissue oxygenation; 2) Signs of circulatory overload (CVP); 3) Other adverse effects (see above)
Client Information - Clients should be informed of the cost/risk/benefit profile for this agent before use.
Dosage Forms/Preparations/FDA Approval Status - Veterinary-Approved Products: None
Hemoglobin Glutamer-200 (bovine) in 125 ml ready to use infusion bags; Oxyglobin® (Biopure); (Rx). Approved for use in dogs.

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