VIOKASE-V is raw, activated, whole pancreas. It is a pancreatic enzyme concentrate with porcine origins, containing elastase, nucleases, peptidases, lipase and protease plus esterases, and standardized amylase.
What is Viokase-V Powder?
Viokase-V (pancreatic enzymes) is used to improve food digestion in dogs and cats who cannot digest food properly due to pancreatic insufficiency associated with Cystic Fibrosis, pancreatitis, post-gastrectomy, post-cholecystectomy, post-pancreatectomy or maldigestion syndrome.
Who is Viokase-V Powder for?
For use in cats and dogs.
Why use Viokase-V Powder?
Features of Viokase:
- Effective therapy for replacement of enzymes
- Easy to administer in food
- Useful in treating maldigestion syndrome or pancreatic insufficiency
- Helps in digestion and absorbs carbohydrates, proteins, and fats
How does Viokase-V Powder work?
Viokase is a combination of digestive enzymes. It helps the body in the digestion of fat, starch, and protein. It is prescribed for pets whose enzymes are not naturally produced or are produced in insufficient quantities.
VIOKASE-V is activated whole raw pancreas; a pancreatic enzyme concentrate of porcine origin containing standardized amylase, protease and lipase activities plus esterases, peptidases, nucleases and elastase.
How is Viokase-V Powder sold?
Sold in 4, 8, and 12 oz bottles.
What are the side effects of Viokase-V Powder?
High doses of Viokase could cause gastrointestinal distress, including:
- Esophageal or oral ulcers could result from concentrated pancreatic enzymes. Dosing should be followed with water or food.
- After receiving pancrelipase, oral bleeding has been reported in some dogs (Rutz et al. 2002). Reducing the dose and moistening the pancreatic powder and food mix could reduce the risk of this side effect.
What special precautions are there?
If your pet exhibits sensitivity symptoms, terminate use.
What to do if overdose?
Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.
How can I store Viokase-V Powder?
Store at room temperature
Viokase is an effective treatment for acute pancreatic disorders. It is also an effective therapy for chronic digestive issues or pancreatic disorders. In cases of chronic pancreatitis, replacement therapy may be administered for the duration of your pet's life.
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