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Using Alfaxan
and how it works

Induction Dose Recommendations

Administer one quarter of the calculated dose every fifteen seconds, until the patient can be intubated.  Premedication may result in significant dose requirement reduction.

Cat Induction Dose

Un-Premedicated Premedicated
5 mg/kg 5 mg/kg
0.5 mL/kg 0.5 mL/kg

Dog Induction Dose

Un-Premedicated Premedicated
3 mg/kg 2 mg/kg
0.3 mL/kg 0.2 mL/kg

Rabbit Induction Dose

Un-Premedicated Premedicated
5 mg/kg 4 mg/kg
0.5 mL/kg 0.4 mL/kg
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Take a minute

At induction, IV injection speed should result in the total dose, if required, being administered over a period of 60 seconds.

Take a minute

At induction, IV injection speed should result in the total dose, if required, being administered over a period of 60 seconds.

Dose Calculator To calculate the maximum expected Alfaxan dose required in a premedicated animal enter the weight of the patient in kilograms, select the species and the rest is done for you.

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Maximum Dog dose
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Maintenance

Maintenance doses of Alfaxan in dogs and cats can be given as supplemental boluses or by constant rate infusion. Administration rates should be manipulated to provide an adequate plane of anaesthesia for the procedure being performed.

Cat Maintenance Dose

Un-Premedicated Premedicated
Dose for constant rate infusion
10 - 11 mg/kg/hour 7 - 8 mg/kg/hour
0.16 - 0.18 mg/kg/min 0.11 - 0.13 mg/kg/min
0.016 - 0.018 mL/kg/min 0.011 - 0.013 mL/kg/min
Bolus dose for each 10 minutes maintenance
1.6 - 1.8 mg/kg 1.1 - 1.3 mg/kg
0.16 - 0.18 mL/kg 0.11 - 0.13 mL/kg

Dog Maintenance Dose

Un-Premedicated Premedicated
Dose for constant rate infusion
8 - 9 mg/kg/hour 6 - 7 mg/kg/hour
0.13 - 0.15 mg/kg/min 0.10 - 0.12 mg/kg/min
0.013 - 0.015 mL/kg/min 0.010 - 0.012 mL/kg/min
Bolus dose for each 10 minutes maintenance
1.3 - 1.5 mg/kg 1.0 - 1.2 mg/kg
0.13 - 0.15 mL/kg 0.10 - 0.12 mL/kg

Resources

Alfaxan® Health And Safety Data Sheet

COSHH Data Sheet

The COSHH data sheet for your records

Summary Of Product Characteristics

Alfaxan® Summary of Product Characteristics

The Alfaxan Data Sheet - a summary of the SPC

Alfaxan® Resource Guide

Alfaxan Resource Guide

A booklet containing detailed clinical information about Alfaxan® and Best Practice Anaesthesia

Alfaxan User Guide

Alfaxan User Guide

A summary of information you may need from pre-anaesthetic assessment to recovery and how to get the best out of Alfaxan®.

Alfaxan Dose Chart

Alfaxan® Dose Chart

Guidelines as to the recommended dose of Alfaxan® in cats, dogs and pet rabbits.

Faqs

Alfaxan Frequently Asked Questions Chart

The answers to the most common questions we are asked about Alfaxan in dogs, cats and pet rabbits

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