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What is Viokase-V Powder?
Viokase-V Powder is indicated as a digestive aid in replacement therapy where digestion of protein, carbohydrate and fat is inadequate due to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in cats and dogs. It is available in a tasty powder form. Viokase-V Powder helps treat both acute and chronic pancreatitis. Viokase-V Powder requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Dogs and Cats
- Contains enzymes that can aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in dogs and cats with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
- Tasty-flavored powder your pet will love
- Easy to administer - mix powder with food.
How does Viokase-V Powder work?
Viokase-V Powder is activated whole raw pancreas; a pancreatic enzyme concentrate of porcine origin containing standardized amylase, protease and lipase activities plus esterases, peptidases, nucleases and elastase. It will replace pancreatic enzymes' secretions after total pancreatectomy.
Discontinue use in animals with symptoms of sensitivity.
Lipase, Protease, Amylase
What is the most important thing I should know about Viokase-V Powder?
Viokase-V contains enzymes that can aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in dogs and cats with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. It is available in a powder form that can be sprinkled over your pet's food. Viokase-V Powder requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Viokase-V Powder to my pet?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, lactating, or breeding. Consult with your veterinarian if your pet has a history of sensitivity to the active ingredients in Viokase-V Powder. Also talk to your veterinarian about giving your pet a bland, easily digestible diet.
How should Viokase-V Powder be given?
Viokase-V Powder should be added to moistened food, mixed thoroughly, and allowed to incubate at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Dosing is administered before each meal. The average dose per meal in dogs is 3/4 to 1 teaspoonful and 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoonful for cats.
What are the potential side effects of Viokase-V Powder?
Side effects of Viokase-V Powder can include diarrhea, weight loss, and increased appetite.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Viokase-V Powder?
Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume a regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Viokase-V Powder?
If an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What other drugs will affect Viokase-V Powder?
Talk to your veterinarian about other medications your pet is taking before using Viokase-V Powder.
Viokase-V Powder Directions:
- Viokase-V Powder is to be administered before each meal and the dose is estimated by your veterinarian according to the severity of the condition and weight of your pet.
- Add Viokase-V Powder to moistened food (canned or dry).
- Mix thoroughly to bring the enzymes into close contact with the food particles.
- After mixing, incubate at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before giving to your pet.
Frequent daily feedings are important. Talk to your vet about how often you should be feeding your pet while using Viokase-V Powder.
Viokase-V Powder Dosage:
|All weights||Mix 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoonful powder with each meal or as directed by your veterinarian|
|All weights||Mix 3/4 to 1 teaspoonful powder with each meal or as directed by your veterinarian|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Store in a tightly closed container in a dry place at room temperature not exceeding 77°
Viokase-V Powder Ingredients:
|Active Ingredients (per 1 teaspoonful)||Amount|
|Lipase||71,400 USP units|
|Protease||388,000 USP units|
|Amylase||460,000 USP units|