What is Ketofen?
Ketofen is recommended for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders in horses. The product is an FDA-approved non-narcotic, non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic and antipyretic (prevent or reduce fever) properties. It significantly reduces hoof pain associated with chronic laminitis for up to six hours. Ketofen requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Recommended for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders in horses
- FDA-approved non-narcotic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic and antipyretic properties
- Significantly reduces hoof pain associated with chronic laminitis for up to six hours
- Showed significant intra-articular anti-inflammatory activity in an experimentally induced acute carpal synovitis model
How does Ketofen work?
Ketofen contains the active ingredient, Ketoprofen, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent that helps alleviate pain and inflammation in horses.
For intravenous use in horses only. This product should not be used in breeding animals since the effects of Ketofen on fertility, pregnancy or fetal health in horses have not been determined. Studies to determine activity of Ketofen when administered concomitantly with other drugs have not been conducted. Drug compatibility should be monitored closely in patients requiring adjunctive therapy.
What is the most important thing I should know about Ketofen?
Ketofen is recommended for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders in horses and requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Each mL of Ketofen (ketoprofen) contains 100 mg of ketoprofen in an aqueous formulation containing: L-Arginine, 70 mg; citric acid (to adjust pH); benzyl alcohol, 0.025 g (as preservative).
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Ketofen to my pet?
Let your veterinarian know if your horse is pregnant, intended for breeding or taking any other medications. Tell your veterinarian if your horse has a history of hypersensitivity to Ketofen or other non-steroidal medications.
How should Ketofen be administered?
Ketofen should be administered by intravenous injection. Follow your veterinarians instructions exactly as directed. The recommended dosage is 1 mg/lb of body weight once daily. Treatment may be repeated for up to five days. Effects of Ketofen start to work within two hours with peak response by 12 hours.
What are the potential side effects of Ketofen?
During investigational studies, no significant side effects were reported.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Ketofen?
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume a normal dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Ketofen?
If an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What other drugs will affect Ketofen?
Studies to determine activity of Ketofen when administered concomitantly with other drugs have not been conducted. Drug compatibility should be monitored closely in horses requiring adjunctive therapy.
- Administer by intravenous injection (syringe not included).
- Re-administration may be repeated for up to five days.
Onset of activity is within two hours with peak response by 12 hours and still measurable at 24 hours
|All weights||Administer 1 mg/lb (1 ml/100 lbs) of body weight once daily or as directed by your veterinarian|
|Cats||Do not use!|
|Dogs||Do not use!|
Keep out of reach of children and other pets. Store below 77°F, with brief excursions permitted between 32°F - 104°F). Use contents within 4 months of first vial puncture.
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