Vetsulin® (porcine insulin zinc suspension) is an injectable insulin suspension that reduces hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) in dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus. It's used with U-40 insulin syringes (sold separately). Vetsulin requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Vetsulin Insulin requires refrigeration and must be kept at refrigerator temperatures at all times. To ensure proper temperature, it requires overnight shipping at an additional cost.
Dogs and Cats
Vetsulin should not be used in dogs or cats known to have a systemic allergy to pork or pork products. Vetsulin is contraindicated during periods of hypoglycemia. Keep out of reach of children. As with all insulin products, careful patient monitoring for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia is essential to attain and maintain adequate glycemic control and prevent associated complications. Overdosage can result in profound hypoglycemia and death. The safety and effectiveness of Vetsulin in puppies and kittens, breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs and cats has not been evaluated. Insulin requires refrigeration. Rarely, allergic reactions can occur. Seek emergency veterinary care if your pet experiences hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling lips, tongue, or face. If Vetsulin is discontinued or not given as directed, the signs of diabetes will likely return and life-threatening complications such as ketoacidosis may develop.
Porcine Insulin Zinc Suspension
Contact your veterinarian and ask for directions if you miss giving a dose of Vetsulin. To prevent missing doses, always have enough Vetsulin in stock.
The most common side effect is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) with symptoms that include; lethargy, staggering gait, seizure or coma. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet has any medical problem or side effect from Vetsulin therapy.
Vetsulin should be stored in an upright position in the refrigerator. Do not freeze, protect from light.
Vetsulin should be given as per your veterinarian's instructions. Vetsulin is given using a U-40 syringe only. Use of a syringe other than a U-40 syringe will result in incorrect dosing. Vetsulin should not be shaken. Just prior to use, the vial should be mixed by rolling the vial between the palms of your hands 10 times. Do not reuse a syringe. Dispose of all syringes in an appropriate puncture-resistant disposal container. Vetsulin should be stored in an upright position under refrigeration (36º-46º F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.
|All weights||Vetsulin should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions using a U-40 syringe only|
|Do not use!|
|Active Ingredient (per mL)||Amount|
|Porcine Insulin Zinc Suspension||40 U|
|Zinc Chloride||0.08 mg|
|Sodium Acetate Trihydrate||1.36 mg|
|Sodium Chloride||7.0 mg|
|Methylparaben (preservative)||1.0 mg|
|*pH is adjusted with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide.|