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IRON HYDROGENATED DEXTRAN HEMATINIC

Product Type: OTC ANIMAL DRUG LABEL
Autor Name: Sparhawk Laboratories, Inc.
Code Source: 58005-040
Route of Administration: INTRAMUSCULAR

IRON HYDROGENATED DEXTRAN

Generic: IRON

Ingredients:

  • IRON IRON : Active ingredient - basis of strength - 100 mg in 1 mL

Package Description:

  • 100 mL in 1 VIAL

For Prevention and Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Baby Pigs

DESCRIPTION


IRON HYDROGENATED DEXTRAN INJECTION is a sterile solution containing 100 mg of elemental iron per mL, stabilized with low molecular weight hydrogenated dextran and 0.5% phenol as a preservative.

INDICATIONS

For the prevention and treatment of anemia due to iron deficiency in baby pigs.
Iron deficiency anemia occurs commonly in the suckling pig, often within the first few days following birth. As body size and blood volume increase rapidly from the first few days following birth, hemoglobin levels in the blood fall due to diminishing iron reserves which cannot be replace adequately from iron in the sow's milk. Thus, the need for a readily available outside source of iron is apparent. Without this additional iron many newborn pigs may develop anemia within the first few days of life. Anemia retards growth and lowers the body defenses against disease; scours, pneumonia, and other conditions may develop. Death from anemia or infections may occur, sometimes destroying entire litters.

DOSAGE

For intramuscular injection only.
For Prevention of iron deficiency anemia, administer 1 mL (100 mg iron) at 2 to 4 days of age.
For Treatment of iron deficiency anemia, administer 1 mL (100 mg iron). Treatment may be repeated in 10 days.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Disinfect rubber stopper of vial and injection site with a cotton ball moistened with rubbing alcohol or other suitable disinfectant. Use a small needle (20 gauge, 5/8 inch) and syringe that have been sterilized by boiling in water for 20 minutes. Injection should be made intramuscularly into the back of the ham (see diagram below). Apply tension to the skin at the injection site by pulling skin and fat downward with pressure from the thumb or fingers. Inject into the muscle to a depth of approximately 1/2 inch. Use a clean, sterile needle and syringe for each pig to avoid spreading infection.

Insert Injection site
IRON HYDROGENATED DEXTRAN HEMATINIC

PRECAUTIONS

If disease or abnormal condition is suspected, consult veterinarian before administration.

SIDE EFFECTS

Occasionally pigs may exhibit a reaction to iron injection, clinically characterized by prostration and muscular weakness. In extreme cases, death may result.
NOTICE The intramuscular injection of organic iron preparations into pigs beyond 4 weeks of age may cause staining of muscle tissue.

HOW SUPPLIED

100 mL multiple dose vials.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

For intramuscular injection only.
Prevention: 1 mL (100 mg iron) at 2 to 4 days of age.
Treatment : 1 mL (100 mg iron). Treatment may be repeated in 10 days.
See accompany lea flet for additional information.
I-0900
Rev. 1-97

Each mL of sterile solution contains 100 mg of elemental iron stabilized with a low molecular weight hydrogenated dextran and 0.5% phenol as a preservative.

Store at a controlled room temperature between 15 o and 30 o C (59 o - 86 o F).
Protect from freezing.
TAKE TIME OBSERVE LABEL DIRECTIONS.

For Prevention and Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Baby Pigs
FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
NET CONTENTS: 100 mL

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