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Anivit B12 250mcg injection is used for deficiencies in vitamin B12 primarily in foals, sheep and cattle. It is able to rapidly boost blood levels of this important vitamin, and is sometimes used as a non-specific boost for lack of thrift.
Anivit B12 Solution for Injection 250mcg/ml
Active ingredient - %w/v
Cyanocobalamin - 0.025
Phenol (Preservative) - 0.500
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
Solution for injection.
A clear, red, sterile solution for injection.
Sheep, foals and calves.
As an aid in raising Vitamin B12 levels in sheep, foals and calves. For use in the treatment of Vitamin B12 deficiency, and for poor growth rates and general unthriftiness in young animals when associated with the above deficiency.
Do not give by the intravenous route.
i.Special precautions for use in animals
Take adequate measures to maintain sterility. Observe normal aseptic precautions.
ii.Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product toanimals
Care should be taken to avoid accidental self-injection. If accidental self-injection occurs, seek medical advice immediately. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice immediately. In case of spillage onto the skin or eyes, wash the affected area immediately with clean running water. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
Not contra-indicated in pregnant or lactating animals.
Sheep 1-3 ml
Foals and calves 2-4 ml
By intra-muscular or subcutaneous injection.
Repeat in 7 days if required.
Following treatment, the vitamin B12 status of herbivores should be maintained by dietarysupplementation with cobalt.
Overdosage is unlikely.
Cattle– Meat: Zero days Milk: Zero hours
Sheep– Meat: Zero days Milk: Zero hours
Horses– Meat:Zero days
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Cyanocobalamin
ATC Vet Code: QB03BA01
B vitamins are not stored in the body to any great extent.
The metabolism of cyanocobalamin is complex and is associated closely with that of folic acid and of ascorbic acid. It is important for maintenance of normal haemopoiesis, protection of the liver,maintenance of muscle tissue, healthy skin, brain and pancreatic metabolism.
Sodium acid phosphate dihydrate
Water for injections
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years
Shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging: 28 days.
Do not store above 25°C.
Protect from light.
Amber glass vial fitted with a red pharmaceutical grade rubber multidose plug and an aluminium seal, containing 50 ml sterile injection for parenteral administration.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Date of first authorisation: 27/10/1999
Date of renewal of the authorisation: 27/10/2004
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