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Vetsulin Insulin 40 units/ml 10 ml Vial
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Vetsulin Insulin 40 units/ml 10 ml Vial

Vetsulin Insulin

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This type of insulin was literally a life saver Our 12 year old Miniature Schnauzer was diagnosed with diabetes about 5 weeks ago. Our vet immediately put him on Novalin N insulin. From that point on, his health started to quickly go down hill, as he began vomiting every one of his meals. Even before he started vomiting, he did not seem himself, in which we later determined was him feeling very nauseas. In a matter of just over a week, he lost so much weight, looked very disheveled and was very weak. We returned to our vet where follow up bloodwork showed nothing at all. We continued trying to ride it out hoping he just needed time to adjust to Novalin N. But his health got so bad that we were within one day of euthanizing him when we decided as a last ditch attempt to admit him into the ICU of a veterinary specialist. It was there that we first learned of a Vetsulin. However, the vet at this place was certain that changing insulin would not make any difference, thus, we continued with Novalin N. After 2 days at the ICU, he returned home, and after a couple of days of keeping down food, he began vomiting again, and his health began to quickly decline. We were literally watching him wasting away. Not wanting to see him suffer, we were once again at the point where we were about to put him down. It was then that we decided as a "Hail Mary" pass to switch his insulin to Vetsulin. Again, the vet specialist did not think it would make a difference. Long story short. It has now been 5 days since our Charlie has thrown up. Not only that, he also hasn't had that deer in the headlights look, an indicator that he feels nauseous. His energy level is now way up, and is slowly starting to put weight back on. While I now we're still not out of the woods with him, we are 100% certain that the game changer was changing him to Vetsulin, despite being told that it would probably not make any difference. The lesson learned: vets are also human and aren't perfect, so listen to your heart if nothing else has worked.
Date published: 2020-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Price too high! I get insulin for my 13 year old dog at Wal-Mart for $28.00. I agree with the other customer review - I thought 1-800-petmeds was supposed to be cheaper.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has worked wonders I have been using vetsulin for over a year my cat is a diabetic the other insulins just weren't working for him. I also changed his diet. High protein low carbs no grains. Dry food is his treats we use canned food its better on his kidneys. Great improvement.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Working Great for Turbo! Turbo, our miniature wire-haired Dachshund, is a mill dog rescue. He is diabetic, has Cushings disease and an auto-immune disorder. The Cushings makes it harder to control his diabetes, so we have had to increase his Vetsulin dose quite a bit since his diabetes diagnosis a few months ago. His diabetes is currently under control, and he seems to be a happy guy.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. We switched to Vetsulin several months ago. It is nearly half the cost of Lantus and works just as well. Because we give a larger amount of Vetsulin (3 vials equal one of Lantus) we've started using U40 syringes which are easier to read. So, all and all it is a win. I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2016-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vetsulin Insulin ..convenient and a GREAT buy!! My vet charges $60 for insulin and $50 for 100 needles and needle dispenser. For $200 I was able to purchase 2 bottles of insulin and 400 needles. I'm VERY PLEASED.
Date published: 2016-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vet put my kitty on Vetsulin. Unfortunately it is not controlling his diabetes. She wanted to put him on Levemir, which is beyond my budget. I told her I would continue with the Vetsulin, which is better than not. I don't think it is the insulin, I just think kitty is becoming resistant to anything.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It made my dog his old self again. Great product. Great customer service. I love using 1800pet Meds.
Date published: 2015-12-18
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Questions

I care credit for my animals. Do you accept this for payment of medicine and other items?

Asked by: KBell
Thank you for your question. We cannot accept Care Credit at this time.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-07-06

How long will the medication stay in the refrigerator if it has not been used.

Asked by: lavv
If no doses have been taken out of the vial, the insulin will be good until the expiration date on the bottle. However, once the rubber has been punctured by a needle, the insulin will be good for 42 days.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2020-06-24

If I am using Novolin N is this the same drug?

Asked by: Nancy
Vetsulin is different than Novolin N. The main difference is that Vetsulin is a U40 insulin while Novolin N is a U100 insulin (much more concentrated per volume of liquid. They require different syringes to administer the proper dose. Please consult your vet before changing insulin for your furry friend as a readjustment of dose may be required.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2020-06-24

Do I need a vet prescription to buy

Asked by: Bella
Hi yes this a prescription medication
Answered by: James
Date published: 2020-02-04

I now use Humulin N insulin for my dog 5Units every 12 hrs. Will Vetinsulin be the same?

Asked by: ArleneC
Vetsulin should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions using a U-40 syringe or VetPen only
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2020-01-10

How long will the $55 bottle of Vetsulin last if I give my cat 3 units twice a day?

Asked by: Cathi Owens
There are 400 units of Vetsulin in each vial. It will last 66 days if administering 3 units twice daily; however, the manufacturer recommends replacing the vial after 42 days of use.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2020-01-19

Is the $51 dollar price offered just now?  And does it revert back to the $70 price later.  Don’t need any of this now but will soon.  Cheaper than at the vet at $51.  Thanks...

Asked by: Cheese
Thank you for your question. At this time this product is $51.21 after the 20% off, before shipping and handling. We always have an offer or discount available to our customers and will offer you the best savings available when you place your order.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-03-07

If I give 12units twice per day, how long will one vial last?

Asked by: nlh22
Thank you for your question. The Vetsulin contains 40 units per ml and the vial size we sell is 10ml. So at 12 units twice a day (24 units total per day ) a 10ml vial would last approximately 16 days.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-06-15
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What is Vetsulin Insulin?

Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension) is the first and only FDA-approved insulin available in the U.S. for treating diabetic dogs and cats. Vetsulin controls levels of glucose in the blood to help alleviate diabetic symptoms. Vetsulin Insulin is available as a 10 ml vial that is used with U-40 insulin syringes (sold separately). Vetsulin requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Vetsulin Insulin requires refrigeration and must be kept at refrigerator temperatures at all times. To ensure proper temperature, it requires overnight shipping at an additional cost.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Controls your pet's glucose levels and alleviates symptoms of diabetes.
  • Improvement can usually be seen within a few days.
  • First and only FDA-approved pet insulin available in the U.S.

How it Works:

Insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the pancreas. When the body does not produce enough insulin, or when the insulin produced is not effective, it results in diabetes mellitus. Vetsulin is an aqueous suspension of porcine (pork) insulin that controls hyperglycemia in pets with diabetes.

Cautions:

Insulin requires refrigeration. Overnight shipping is required and additional shipping charges are applicable. Use contents of Vetsulin Insulin within 42 days of the first puncture. Rarely, allergic reactions can occur. Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if your pet experiences hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling lips, tongue, or face.

Brand Name:

Vetsulin

Generic Name:

Porcine Insulin Zinc Suspension

What is the most important information I should know about Vetsulin:

Diabetes mellitus is a disease where the body produces insufficient insulin. The low insulin levels may result in high blood glucose that could produce the following changes in a dog or cat: increased thirst, urination and appetite, weight loss, high levels of glucose in the urine, ketones in the urine, cloudy eyes and vision loss (diabetic cataracts). Vetsulin is not a cure for diabetes mellitus, it can control or eliminate many of the complications associated with the disease (such as excessive thirst, urination, and weight loss) and prevent development of life threatening ketoacidosis. Response varies from animal to animal but can be dramatic. In most cases improvement can be seen within a few days. In cats, treatment may lead to diabetes remission (insulin injections no longer required). If Vetsulin is discontinued or not given as directed, the signs of diabetes will likely return and life-threatening complications such as ketoacidosis may develop.

What is Vetsulin:

Vetsulin is a sterile aqueous zinc suspension of purified porcine insulin. Insulin is a hormone naturally produced by the pancreas. Insulin enables the body to use the sugar in food as a source of energy. When the body does not produce enough insulin, or when the insulin produced by the body is not effective enough, this condition is called diabetes mellitus. This condition allows sugar levels in the body to become very high. Vetsulin is Purified porcine (pork) insulin Zinc Suspension that is used to control hyperglycemia in dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus. Vetsulin is available by prescription as a 10 ml multi-dose vial containing 40 units (U) per mL of porcine insulin zinc suspension per ml and is given to dogs or cats by subcutaneous injection.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Vetsulin:

Do not give Vetsulin if your pet is allergic to pork or pork products. Before using Vetsulin, tell your veterinarian if your pet has any other medical conditions such as: vomiting and/or diarrhea, shows signs of extreme drowsiness or fatigue (lethargy), and/or shows signs of severe ketoacidosis. Tell your veterinarian if your pet takes any other prescription or over the counter medications, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements. Tell your veterinarian if your dog or cat has any liver or kidney disease; inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis), underactive (hypo) or over-active (hyper) thyroid, Cushing's disease or if your dog or cat is pregnant, nursing, or if you plan to breed your dog or cat.

How should this medication be given:

Vetsulin should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions. Vetsulin by 10 ml vial is given using a U-40 syringe only. Use of a syringe other than a U-40 syringe will result in incorrect dosing. Just prior to use, shake the vial thoroughly until a homogeneous, uniformly milky suspension is obtained. Do not reuse a syringe. Dispose of all syringes in an appropriate puncture-resistant disposal container. Vetsulin should be stored in an upright position under refrigeration (36º-46º F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Follow your veterinarian's directions if you miss giving a dose of Vetsulin. To prevent missed doses, be sure to always have enough Vetsulin on hand.

What happens if I overdose the pet:

Contact your veterinarian immediately if you inject more than the prescribed amount of Vetsulin.

What should I avoid while giving Vetsulin:

Vetsulin should be given to dogs and cats only. Vetsulin should not be administered to humans. Call a physician immediately if you accidentally inject yourself with Vetsulin. Do not give a dose of Vetsulin to a pet experiencing an episode of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia). Common causes for hypoglycemia include excessive doses of insulin, failure to eat, accidental doubling of insulin dose, and strenuous exercise.

What are the possible side effects of Vetsulin:

Rarely, allergic reactions to insulin can occur. Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if an allergic reaction is experienced (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or hives). Other serious side effects can occur with or without warning. The most common insulin-related side effect is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) with symptoms that include; lethargy, staggering gait, seizure or coma. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet has a medical problem or side effect from Vetsulin therapy. Other side effects may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Vetsulin:

Vetsulin can be given with other medications, but the dose may need to be adjusted due to the medication resulting in either increased or decreased insulin requirements. Progestogen (such as megestrol) and glucocorticoids (such as cortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone, triamcinolone) should be avoided during Vetsulin therapy. Progestogen, glucocorticoids, and certain endocrine diseases may counter the effect of insulin. Do not give any other prescription or over the counter medications, including vitamins, minerals and herbal products, without first talking to your veterinarian or pharmacist during treatment with Vetsulin.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Vetsulin written for health professionals that you can read. 



Signs of Pet Diabetes



Managing Pet Diabetes

Vetsulin Insulin Directions:

  • Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension) is a prescription medication used to control hyperglycemia in dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus.
  • Vetsulin is available in 10ml vials containing 40 U/ml.
  • Vetsulin is given subcutaneously (SQ) using a U-40 insulin syringe for the 10 ml vial. Use of an insulin syringe other than a U-40 syringe for the 10 ml vial will result in incorrect dosing.
Tip:

Just prior to use, shake the vial thoroughly until a homogeneous, uniformly milky suspension is obtained.

Vetsulin Insulin Dosage:

Vetsulin Insulin Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights
Vetsulin should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions using a U-40 syringe or VetPen only
Vetsulin Insulin Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights
Vetsulin should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions using a U-40 syringe or VetPen only
Vetsulin Insulin Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Vetsulin should be stored in an upright position in the refrigerator. Do not freeze, protect from light.

Vetsulin Insulin Ingredients:

Vetsulin Insulin 10 ml Vial
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Porcine Insulin Zinc Suspension 40 U
Zinc Chloride 0.08 mg
Sodium Acetate Trihydrate 1.36 mg
Sodium Chloride 7.0 mg
Methylparaben (preservative) 1.0 mg
*pH is adjusted with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide.

What is Vetsulin Insulin?

Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension) is the first and only FDA-approved insulin available in the U.S. for treating diabetic dogs and cats. Vetsulin controls levels of glucose in the blood to help alleviate diabetic symptoms. Vetsulin Insulin is available as a 10 ml vial that is used with U-40 insulin syringes (sold separately). Vetsulin requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Vetsulin Insulin requires refrigeration and must be kept at refrigerator temperatures at all times. To ensure proper temperature, it requires overnight shipping at an additional cost.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Controls your pet's glucose levels and alleviates symptoms of diabetes.
  • Improvement can usually be seen within a few days.
  • First and only FDA-approved pet insulin available in the U.S.

How it Works:

Insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the pancreas. When the body does not produce enough insulin, or when the insulin produced is not effective, it results in diabetes mellitus. Vetsulin is an aqueous suspension of porcine (pork) insulin that controls hyperglycemia in pets with diabetes.

Cautions:

Insulin requires refrigeration. Overnight shipping is required and additional shipping charges are applicable. Use contents of Vetsulin Insulin within 42 days of the first puncture. Rarely, allergic reactions can occur. Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if your pet experiences hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling lips, tongue, or face.

Brand Name:

Vetsulin

Generic Name:

Porcine Insulin Zinc Suspension

What is the most important information I should know about Vetsulin:

Diabetes mellitus is a disease where the body produces insufficient insulin. The low insulin levels may result in high blood glucose that could produce the following changes in a dog or cat: increased thirst, urination and appetite, weight loss, high levels of glucose in the urine, ketones in the urine, cloudy eyes and vision loss (diabetic cataracts). Vetsulin is not a cure for diabetes mellitus, it can control or eliminate many of the complications associated with the disease (such as excessive thirst, urination, and weight loss) and prevent development of life threatening ketoacidosis. Response varies from animal to animal but can be dramatic. In most cases improvement can be seen within a few days. In cats, treatment may lead to diabetes remission (insulin injections no longer required). If Vetsulin is discontinued or not given as directed, the signs of diabetes will likely return and life-threatening complications such as ketoacidosis may develop.

What is Vetsulin:

Vetsulin is a sterile aqueous zinc suspension of purified porcine insulin. Insulin is a hormone naturally produced by the pancreas. Insulin enables the body to use the sugar in food as a source of energy. When the body does not produce enough insulin, or when the insulin produced by the body is not effective enough, this condition is called diabetes mellitus. This condition allows sugar levels in the body to become very high. Vetsulin is Purified porcine (pork) insulin Zinc Suspension that is used to control hyperglycemia in dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus. Vetsulin is available by prescription as a 10 ml multi-dose vial containing 40 units (U) per mL of porcine insulin zinc suspension per ml and is given to dogs or cats by subcutaneous injection.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Vetsulin:

Do not give Vetsulin if your pet is allergic to pork or pork products. Before using Vetsulin, tell your veterinarian if your pet has any other medical conditions such as: vomiting and/or diarrhea, shows signs of extreme drowsiness or fatigue (lethargy), and/or shows signs of severe ketoacidosis. Tell your veterinarian if your pet takes any other prescription or over the counter medications, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements. Tell your veterinarian if your dog or cat has any liver or kidney disease; inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis), underactive (hypo) or over-active (hyper) thyroid, Cushing's disease or if your dog or cat is pregnant, nursing, or if you plan to breed your dog or cat.

How should this medication be given:

Vetsulin should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions. Vetsulin by 10 ml vial is given using a U-40 syringe only. Use of a syringe other than a U-40 syringe will result in incorrect dosing. Just prior to use, shake the vial thoroughly until a homogeneous, uniformly milky suspension is obtained. Do not reuse a syringe. Dispose of all syringes in an appropriate puncture-resistant disposal container. Vetsulin should be stored in an upright position under refrigeration (36º-46º F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Follow your veterinarian's directions if you miss giving a dose of Vetsulin. To prevent missed doses, be sure to always have enough Vetsulin on hand.

What happens if I overdose the pet:

Contact your veterinarian immediately if you inject more than the prescribed amount of Vetsulin.

What should I avoid while giving Vetsulin:

Vetsulin should be given to dogs and cats only. Vetsulin should not be administered to humans. Call a physician immediately if you accidentally inject yourself with Vetsulin. Do not give a dose of Vetsulin to a pet experiencing an episode of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia). Common causes for hypoglycemia include excessive doses of insulin, failure to eat, accidental doubling of insulin dose, and strenuous exercise.

What are the possible side effects of Vetsulin:

Rarely, allergic reactions to insulin can occur. Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if an allergic reaction is experienced (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or hives). Other serious side effects can occur with or without warning. The most common insulin-related side effect is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) with symptoms that include; lethargy, staggering gait, seizure or coma. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet has a medical problem or side effect from Vetsulin therapy. Other side effects may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Vetsulin:

Vetsulin can be given with other medications, but the dose may need to be adjusted due to the medication resulting in either increased or decreased insulin requirements. Progestogen (such as megestrol) and glucocorticoids (such as cortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone, triamcinolone) should be avoided during Vetsulin therapy. Progestogen, glucocorticoids, and certain endocrine diseases may counter the effect of insulin. Do not give any other prescription or over the counter medications, including vitamins, minerals and herbal products, without first talking to your veterinarian or pharmacist during treatment with Vetsulin.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Vetsulin written for health professionals that you can read. 



Signs of Pet Diabetes



Managing Pet Diabetes

Vetsulin Insulin Directions:

  • Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension) is a prescription medication used to control hyperglycemia in dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus.
  • Vetsulin is available in 10ml vials containing 40 U/ml.
  • Vetsulin is given subcutaneously (SQ) using a U-40 insulin syringe for the 10 ml vial. Use of an insulin syringe other than a U-40 syringe for the 10 ml vial will result in incorrect dosing.
Tip:

Just prior to use, shake the vial thoroughly until a homogeneous, uniformly milky suspension is obtained.

Vetsulin Insulin Dosage:

Vetsulin Insulin Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights
Vetsulin should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions using a U-40 syringe or VetPen only
Vetsulin Insulin Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights
Vetsulin should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions using a U-40 syringe or VetPen only
Vetsulin Insulin Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Vetsulin should be stored in an upright position in the refrigerator. Do not freeze, protect from light.

Vetsulin Insulin Ingredients:

Vetsulin Insulin 10 ml Vial
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Porcine Insulin Zinc Suspension 40 U
Zinc Chloride 0.08 mg
Sodium Acetate Trihydrate 1.36 mg
Sodium Chloride 7.0 mg
Methylparaben (preservative) 1.0 mg
*pH is adjusted with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide.