Monday, August 26, 2013

Calculating Benedryl

I think most pet owners have been through this. You call the vet because your pet has some sort of allergy and they tell you to give them Benedryl. That's it, nothing else, a sort of take two pills and call me in the morning answer. Then your dog is flipping and flopping like a fish in a frying pan. Sound familiar? That's because there is a weight calculation to Benedryl. It is 1mg for every pound, non drowsy obviously. Hope this helps!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Good News For Adequan Users

Shirley, NY (August 1, 2013) – Luitpold Animal Health, a division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., manufacturers of Adequan® IM, Adequan® IA, and Adequan® Canine provide the following supply interruption update: In 2012, Luitpold renovated and upgraded its Shirley, New York manufacturing facility as part of its commitment to improving the quality of its operations. These renovations affected Luitpold’s ability to manufacture and release Adequan®, resulting in the current shortages that exist in the marketplace. Luitpold has been working closely with the Food and Drug Administration to assure that Adequan® is made available as soon as possible. As a result of these efforts, we have been able to revise our target date for product availability from our original estimate of the first quarter 2014. We now anticipate release of Adequan® products to the market beginning in late August, 2013. Luitpold remains committed to resuming its manufacture and release of Adequan® products. We understand how critically important the Adequan® brands are to the health and well-being of the animals receiving treatment. The company has established a dedicated webpage on where concerned parties can register to receive future communications and updates on this matter. You may also contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-458-0163. Adequan® IM and IA are the only polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) approved by the FDA for the treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness in horses. Adequan® Canine is the only polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) approved by the FDA for the control of signs associated with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of canine synovial joints.
I called Luitpold customer service they did confirm that Adequan Equine should start appearing on shelves as early as August 23rd. I then called Novartis customer service to confirm for Adequan Canine. They would not give me a firm shelf date, but did confirm we should start to see it on shelves in the near future.