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Viokase-V Powder for Dogs & Cats

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Description

Viokase-V powder is prescribed to supplement your pet with the enzymes that are needed if they struggle with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, a condition where your pet's body is unable to produce enough pancreatic enzymes to digest food properly. It may also be prescribed to treat acute and chronic pancreatitis.

Uses

Viokase-V is indicated as replacement therapy when the digestion of protein, carbohydrate and fat is inadequate due to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

Possible Side Effects

Diarrhea, cramping or vomiting has been reported in higher doses of Viokase-V. Mouth irritation may occur if the medication isn't mixed well or allowed to rest. Some pets may experience an allergic reaction to Viokase-V if they're allergic to any of the ingredients. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet appears ill in any way while taking Viokase-V.

Drug & Food Interactions

Consult your veterinarian before using Viokase with any other medications or supplements. Antacids, cimetidine and other histamine H2 receptor antagonists may interact or decrease the effectiveness of Viokase.

Precautions

In humans, inhaling the powder may cause an asthma attack or irritation to the lungs. Viokase-V can also cause skin irritation. Wash immediately if you get any on your skin or your pet's skin. Always wash hands after handling this medication. Advise your veterinarian if your pet is allergic to pork.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146941
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Viokase
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Generic Name
    Pancreatic Enzyme Concentrate
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Brand
    Zoetis
  • Product Form
    Powder
  • Health Condition
    Pancreatic Insufficiency Disorder (PID)
  • Drug Type
    Enzyme
Ingredients
Ingredients

Lipase, Protease, Amylase.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Follow your veterinarian's exact instructions for dosing. The powder is usually mixed with your pet's food. Add a small amount of warm water if mixing Viokase-V with dry food. Allow food to sit for 15-20 minutes before serving.

Storage Instructions

Store in tightly closed container in a dry place at a temperature not exceeding 77°F.

FAQ

What is Viokase-V?

This is a powder that helps supplement pets suffering from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (maldigestion syndrome) with the pancreatic enzymes he/she needs to digest food correctly.

What are the benefits of Viokase-V?

  • Easy to administer.
  • Simple way to manage your pets exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI).
  • Can also be used to treat acute and chronic pancreatitis.

How is this medication given?

Always follow your veterinarian's instructions. Usually, the prescribed amount of powder is mixed with your pets food. It is recommended to add a little warm water when mixing Viokase-V with dry food. Allow food to stand for 15-20 minutes before feeding.

Your veterinarian may also recommend that you feed your pet several small meals daily.

If you are unsure of how to use Viokase-V properly, always contact your veterinarian.

How does this medication work?

Viokase-V supplies pets with the pancreatic enzymes that are necessary to digest fat, protein, and sugars when they cannot produce the enzymes on their own.

What results can I expect?

Improvement in your pets digestion should occur quickly. It can take some time for your pet's weight, stools, haircoat, etc. to return to normal though. Viokase-V is usually administered indefinitely for the rest of your pets life.

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