Solensia® 7 mg/ml solution for injection for cats

Solensia® 7 mg/ml solution for injection for cats
1ml Vial x 2

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  • 1ml Vial x 2 £88.10

Description

Solensia contains frunevetmab which helps reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis. Frunevetmab is a feline monoclonal antibody (mAb) which targets nerve growth factor (NGF) which in turn inhibits NGF mediate cell signalling to reduce pain. The medication is administered by subcutaneous injection once monthly.

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Reviews (14)

Summary of Reviews for Solensia® 7 mg/ml solution for injection for cats

Overall 5
Effectiveness
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
14 out of 14 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
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4 stars (5 reviews)
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55 First Time On Line
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By on 1 May 2022

Vincent has been on solensia for a few months now and the difference is huge.
He has stopped hiding, can now jump again, do his formula 1 turns!!

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55 Life changer
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By on 26 April 2022

Gizmo has suffered from arthritis for 2 years . Previously on meta cam then gabapentin. He couldn’t jump or climb stairs . After one injection he is now jumping up again and climbing stairs . Much more interactive with is rather than hiding hisself away.

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55 great stuff!
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By on 6 April 2022

Best thing since sliced bread! Seriously, it has made a difference to Sparkles quality of life after just one injection. She now plays more, settles better. I'd recommend this to anyone. Yes its expensive, but worth every penny to see your cat obviously in less pain

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55 Nothing short of amazing!
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By on 1 January 2022

This has changed our old mog's life! We have been able to reduce some of his oral medication as he's so much more comfortable. He jumped into the bathroom window from next doors extension which he hasn't done in years and now is giving the young cats a run for their money by chasing and playing with them. We really thought it was the end of the road for him and this drug has quite literally saved his life. Would recommend to anyone on the fence to try this.

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55 Solensia has made a big difference
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By on 20 December 2021

My cat has arthritis in her back, hips and elbows. Solensia has made a big difference to her quality of life. She hadn’t been able to jump high or jump down and a monthly injection gives her the ability to jump onto the breakfast bar stool and even on the breakfast bar! For which she was in trouble! Haha. But it’s lovely to see her wanting to play, run and jump. She isn’t exactly a kitten again but it’s given her less pain and stiffness

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Solensia® 7 mg/ml solution for injection for cats, including answers from our team.

29 June 2022 at 7:35pm

Cats coat

Karen

Dennis is just about to receive his 4th injection - it was his coat that made me take him to the vet, it was very unkempt. I found that there was a slight improvement in his coat after his first injection but in the last week and a half his coat looks awful like before diagnosis. Why is this? Does it mean the solensia has stopped working?

  • VioVet Staff

Solensia provides pain relief for an arthritic patient. It is possible the 'unkempt' nature of the coat was seen by your vet as a sign of lack of grooming, underlying which is arthritic pain. The medication will not directly improve the coat and it is best to monitor treatment efficacy by monitoring the level of pain you see your cat in.
It is best to chat to your vet if any further advice is needed as this is a prescription only medication dispensed alongside their treatment protocol.

22 February 2022 at 2:49pm

Use with Thyronorm

Kathryn

Is it possible to use this product for a cat who is on Thyronorm for hyperthyroidism?

  • VioVet Staff

There is no contraindication in the datasheet for use the ingredients within Thyronorm alongside Solensia. This means they should be safe to use together. However it is worth running this question past your prescribing vet to be certain Solensia is suitable and safe for your pet. In particular, if your cat has secondary kidney issues from the hyperthyroidism then the datasheet states the following:

The safety and efficacy of this product has not been investigated in cats with kidney disease IRIS stages 3 and 4. Use of the product in such cases should be based on a benefit-risk assessment performed by the responsible veterinarian.

19 February 2022 at 3:57pm

Use of Meloxidyl and Solensia together

Chantal

Can Meloxidy and Solensia be used together?

My cat has inflammation of the nostril and I have been advised to use Meloxidyl? If Meloxidyl can't be used with Solensia what alternative drug could be used with few side effects?

  • VioVet Staff

Both of these are prescription only medications so you should run their use past your vet. Meloxidyl is an NSAID medication and the datasheet for Solensia states the following regarding this:
There are no safety data on the concurrent use of non-sterodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and frunevetmab in the cat. In clinical trials in humans, rapidly progressive osteoarthritis has been reported in patients receiving humanised anti-NGF monoclonal antibody therapy. The incidence of these events increased with high doses and in those human patients that received long-term (more than 90 days) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) concomitantly with an anti-NGF monoclonal antibody. Cats have no reported equivalent of human rapidly progressive osteoarthritis.

In terms of alternatives, as these are prescription medications then you will need to discuss this further with your vet.

28 September 2021 at 1:12pm

Administering an injection ?

Diana

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Surrey, United Kingdom

Can this be given by the owner with training from our Vet so that in time we can inject our kitty ourselves ?

  • VioVet Staff

Yes this product can be administered by an owner as long as your vet is happy for this. It needs to be injected subcutaneously, similar to how owners inject diabetic cats. Your vet can advise whether they are confident with your doing this with training or they would prefer it is done in the practice.

17 September 2021 at 4:39pm

How long from administration to onset of action?

Caro

How long from administration to onset on action and peak effect? Many thanks

  • VioVet Staff

The datasheet for this product states the following:
In a laboratory pharmacokinetic study at 3.0 mg/kg bw in cats diagnosed
with osteoarthritis, peak plasma drug levels were observed at 3-7 days
(tmax = 6.2 days) after subcutaneous dosing, the bioavailability was
approximately 60% and the elimination half-life was approximately 10
days.

This means it took 3 to 7 days for peak levels of the drug to be in the system. It can be expected that the best results occur at peak levels so it may take this long for a full response.

10 September 2021 at 2:30pm

Syringe

Laurie

Does this product come with the syringe to give the injection?

  • VioVet Staff

This medication does not come with a syringe or needle, these can be purchased separately from our site if needed.

26 June 2021 at 11:26am

Side effect

Daisy mae

My cat quite often has diahorea, will this inject make it worse?

  • VioVet Staff

The datasheet for this medications states that 'No adverse reactions were observed in laboratory overdose studies when
Solensia was administered for 6 consecutive monthly doses at 5 times the
maximum recommended dose.'
Your vet will need to prescribe this product to you so you should check that the medications is safe for use in your cat anyway. Especially if diarrhoea is present as this is not normal.

22 June 2021 at 9:46am

Refrigeration

James

Does this product need to be refrigerated?

If so, is this kept refrigerated where you are/how do you keep it cold during postage?

  • VioVet Staff

Yes, this product must be stored between 2C and 8C at all times before use. We only deliver this product via next day courier delivery, within 24 hours. We store medications like this in a designated medications refridgerator and package them in temperature controlled packaging. This ensures these temperatures are kept for at least 24 hours, in most cases up to 48 hours.
This guarantees that the medication arrives safely.

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