Bute Phenylbutazone (Generic) Tablets for Horses, 1 tablet

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Description

Help soothe your equine's swelling and discomfort with Bute Tablets for Horses. These FDA-Approved tablets are made with a specially targeted ingredient—phenylbutazone—which helps to relieve swelling by blocking specific enzymes. It may be prescribed by your veterinarian to treat a variety of temporary inflammatory conditions, such as a pulled tendon, acute laminitis or joint problems. This form of Bute comes in a convenient oral tablet.

Uses

For the relief of inflammatory conditions associated with the musculoskeletal systems in horses.

Possible Side Effects

Use with caution in patients who have a history of drug allergy.

Drug & Food Interactions

Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your dog is taking before starting this medication.

Precautions

Stop medication at the first sign of gastrointestinal upset, jaundice, or blood dyscrasia. Authenticated cases of agranulocytosis associated with the drug have occurred in man; fatal reactions, although rare, have been reported in dogs after long-term therapy. To guard against this possibility, conduct routine blood counts at weekly intervals during the early phase of therapy and at intervals of two weeks thereafter. Any significant fall in the total white blood cell count, relative decrease in granulocytes, or black or tarry stools should be regarded as a signal for immediate cessation of therapy and institution of appropriate counter-measures. In the treatment of inflammatory conditions associated with infections, specific anti-infective therapy is required.

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  • Item Number
    157349
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Phenylbutazone
  • Dosage Measure
    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Pain, Muscle Lameness
  • Drug Type
    Anti-inflammatory
Ingredients
Ingredients

Phenylbutazone.

Instructions
Storage Instructions

Store at controlled room temperatures 59° - 86°F.

Dosage for Dogs: 20 mg per pound body weight (100 mg/5 lbs.) daily in 3 divided doses, not to exceed 800 mg daily regardless of body weight.

Dosage for Horses: 1-2 grams per 500 lbs. body weight, not to exceed 4 grams daily.

  1. Use a relatively high dose for the first 48 hours, then reduce gradually to a maintenance dose. Maintain lowest dose capable of producing the desired clinical response.

  2. In many cases tablets may be crushed and given with feed. Reduce the dosage as symptoms regress. In some cases treatment may be given only when symptoms appear with no need for continuous medication.

  3. In animals, phenylbutazone is largely metabolized in 8 hours. It is recommended that a third of the daily dose be administered at 8 hour intervals.

  4. Many chronic conditions will respond to phenylbutazone therapy but discontinuance of treatment may result in the recurrence of symptoms.

FAQ

What are Phenylbutazone Tablets used for?

Phenylbutazone possesses non-hormonal, anti-inflammatory activity of value in the management of musculoskeletal conditions in dogs and horses such as the arthritides, including osteoarthritis, and as an aid in the relief of inflammation associated with intervertebral disc syndrome in dogs.

What are some of the precautions to keep in mind while using Phenylbutazone tablets? 1. Use caution in animals with a history of a drug allergy. 2. Stop medication at the first sign of gastrointestinal upset, jaundice or blood dyscrasia. 3. When treating inflammatory conditions associated with infection, specific anti-infective therapy is required. 4. Response to phenylbutazone therapy is prompt, usually ocurring within 24 house. If no significant clinical response is evident after 5 days of therapy, re-evaluate diagnosis and theraputic regimen.

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