LECTADE SA SACHETS
Uses - Lectade
For use in dogs and cats.
To reverse the process of dehydration and loss of electrolytes following diarrhoea.
As symptomatic treatment for severe life threatening diarrhoea such as that caused by parvovirus infection.
As an aid in post-operatives care where rehydration is required in the recovery period.
Dosage and administration - Lectade
Lectade is intended for oral administration only.
The contents of Sachet A and Sachet B to be added to 500 ml (approximately 1 pint) of water (optimum temperature 35°C). The solution may be offered to the animal using the following dosage guide-lines:
Dose to be offered
Small animal dosage Volume ml Times daily
Small (e.g. Terriers) Up to 250 2
Medium (e.g. Spaniels, Beagles) Up to 500 2
Large (e.g.Labradors, German Shepherds) 750 to 1000 2
For puppies and kittens the volume offered should be up to 25 ml/kg
Dogs and cats showing signs of diarrhoea should have fresh solution made available in place of water. In the event of the animal consistently refusing to drink the Lectade, access to water should be permitted. Once the recommended dose of Lectade has been consumed, additional water may be given.
Post-operative supportive therapy
Dogs and cats should be offered Lectade as an alternative to water upon their recovery from anaesthesia. During the subsequent three days, fresh solution should be offered as an alternative to water.
Duration of treatment
Lectade should be made available for 3–6 days. Limited light feed may be offered as normal in the recovery period. Replace any remaining solution with fresh material every 24 hours.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Keep feeding utensils clean.
Any prepared Lectade which is not consumed within 24 hours should be discarded.
Glucose should be used with care in dogs known to be diabetic.
Electrolyte solutions are not compatible with sulphonamides.
Store in a dry place.
Do not store above 25°C.
Mix well after reconstitution in water.
For animal treatment only.
Keep out of reach of children.
Cartons containing 30 paired sachets.
May be used during pregnancy and lactation.
Effective oral rehydration therapy depends on the active absorption of glucose and aminoacetic acid in the small intestine. This absorption is directly linked with water and sodium movement. The net result of Lectade Small Animal treatment, therefore, is a reversal of fluid and electrolyte loss incurred during diarrhoea. The inclusion of citrate ions in the product further enhances water absorption.
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