Ketofen – drug, anti-inflammatory effect. Drug Ketofen helps to cope with various injuries, sprains, hernias, edema, etc.; relieves fever, inflammation and relieve the affected area. Ketofen for many years proves his action.
This is confirmed by experts and owners four-legged Pets. In the Internet you can find a lot of reviews about this medication.
Characteristics of the drug
Ketofen will help the animal to cope with even the chronic forms of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The drug does not harm the pet, because excreted in the urine. Despite the fact that the medication can be purchased without a doctor’s prescription, should consult a veterinarian. Only a veterinarian can determine the extent of injury of the animal and assign an individual course of treatment.
In the composition of Ketofen include benzyl alcohol and Ketoprofen. In the right doses, the drug has no negative effect on the body. It comes in the form of tablets and solution for injection. The drug is a very strong painkiller, so with a slight pain in an animal, doctors do not recommend the use of Ketofen. Before applying to become familiar with the instructions for use. Effects after taking comes rather quickly.
Ketofen available in the form of tablets. Tablets of Ketofen contains from 5 to 20 mg of Ketoprofen. Tablets are packaged in blister packing that can stand the mark “for the animals”.
Also Ketofen sold in the form of solution for injection. The drug comes packaged in 20 ml vials in the dark that are packaged individually. The solution is a clear liquid. After opening the bottle shelf life of the drug is 28 days in the refrigerator.
Ketofen for dogs application instructions
The tablets should be taken depending on the weight of the dog, at the rate of 1 mg per 1 kg of body weight of the pet. Use the medicine once a day for three to four days. Tablets can be crushed and mixed with food for dogs.
The solution is used at a dose of 0.2 ml per 1 kg body weight one time per day not more than three days. To introduce the drug subcutaneously, intravenously and intramuscularly. For use optional to open the bottle, it is sufficient to pierce it with a needle. If pain dog has not passed after the injections, you can continue treatment with pills.
Ketofen for cats
Since cats are very active animals, injury of musculoskeletal system for them is not uncommon. Ketofen is a quick helper for your four-legged pet.
The drug is used orally, it needs to add a cat to feed. The dose is calculated as follows: per 1 kg of animal 1 mg medicine, or 0.2 ml solution per 1 kg of body weight of the cat. The solution is injected subcutaneously. Typically, the drug is used no more than three days, but the veterinarian may extend the period of treatment on the health status of the animal.
If a cat has the acute form of disease, usually administered the first injection, then continue treatment with the tablets. There are cases when the injection was administered is not appropriate, but it solves only a veterinarian.
Restrictions on the use of the drug
Ketofen not apply when:
- taking other anti-inflammatory, diuretics, and anticoagulants;
- kidney disease, the heart;
Side effects of Ketofen:
- ulcer of the stomach;
- gastric bleeding.
When detected, the animal one of the side effects, you should immediately contact to the vet. For each individual animal can be assigned to individual treatment.
Personal hygiene and the price of the drug
When using drugs, a person must observe personal hygiene. Not allowed to the drug of the persons having any disease of the skin, and people with hypersensitivity.
While working with the drug is prohibited to eat and drink. After work with medicine it is necessary to thoroughly wash the hands in warm water with soap.
If the medicine gets on your skin, immediately wash the site of contact with water. If there is an allergic reaction, you should see a doctor, taking with him instructions to the drug, which listed all of its active ingredients. If the drug gets inside, then you need to drink a couple of glasses of warm water and to go to the doctor, taking instruction.
Ketofen made in France, this is reflected in its value. The drug can be purchased in different pharmacies, it’s not difficult. The price for one bottle is equal to 1000. Tablets you can buy for 700 rubles. The price is great, but the drug is very effective and of high quality. Ketofen justify spent money on it and help four-legged friend with the pain.