Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension) is the only FDA-approved veterinary product for the treatment of diabetes mellitus in both dogs and cats. This sterile, injectable porcine insulin zinc solution is prescribed to help control your pet's glucose levels and alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of diabetes. Vetsulin 2.7 mL is specifically formulated to be used with the VetPen Starter Kit injection pen (sold separately), which is designed to help canine companions and feline friends get more accurate doses consistently.
Vetsulin is indicated for the reduction of elevated blood sugar and associated signs in dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus. Vetsulin is supplied as a sterile injectable porcine insulin zinc suspension.
Possible Side Effects
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.
Drug & Food Interactions
Vetsulin can be given with other medications, but your veterinarian may adjust your dose depending on insulin requirements. Progestogen and glucocorticoids should be avoided while taking Vetsulin, as they may counter the effect of insulin. Talk to your veterinarian about any other prescriptions, over the counter medications, vitamins, minerals and herbal products your pet is taking before using Vetsulin.
Vetsulin should not be used in dogs or cats known to have a systemic allergy to pork or pork products. Vetsulin is contraindicated during periods of hypoglycemia. Keep out of reach of children. As with all insulin products, careful patient monitoring for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia is essential to attain and maintain adequate glycemic control and prevent associated complications. Overdosage can result in profound hypoglycemia and death. The safety and effectiveness of Vetsulin in puppies and kittens, breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs and cats has not been evaluated. See the package insert for full information regarding contraindications, warnings, and precautions
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