Vetpen Starter Kit - 16 IU

Merck SKU: pcp-012MER-059659


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Product Description

NOTICE: This item requires overnight shipping due to the perishable nature of this product. Overnight orders are shipped Monday-Thursday.

VetPen is the first insulin pen designed exclusively for diabetic pets. For years, insulin pens have made it easier for human diabetics to manage their diabetes. VetPen allows pet owners to enjoy the same convenience and accuracy when managing their pet’s diabetes. Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension) is indicated for the reduction of hyperglycemia in cats and dogs with diabetes mellitus. It also helps reduce the associated clinical signs of hyperglycemia in cats and dogs. Vetsulin is a sterile aqueous zinc suspension of purified porcine insulin that is injectable.

Possible Side Effects

Dogs and cats known to have a systemic allergy to pork or pork products should not be treated with Vetsulin. Vetsulin is contraindicated during periods of hypoglycemia.

Recommended Dosage

Use as directed by your veterinarian. The initial recommended vetsulin dose is 0.5 IU insulin/kg body weight. Initially, this dose should be given once daily concurrently with, or right after a meal. Twice daily therapy should be initiated if the duration of insulin action is determined to be inadequate. If twice daily treatment is initiated, the two doses should each be 25% less than the once daily dose required to attain an acceptable nadir. For example, if a dog receiving 20 units of vetsulin once daily has an acceptable nadir but inadequate duration of activity, the vetsulin dose should be changed to 15 units twice daily.

Storage Instructions

Store in an upright position under refrigeration at 36°F to 46°F. Do not freeze. Protect from light. The loaded VetPen can be stored on its side.

Prescription items are NON-RETURNABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.

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