Epakitin® (carbonate de calcium)

NAME OF THE MOLECULES:

Chitosan and calcium carbonate

 

DRUG DESCRIPTION:

This product is a phosphate binder. That means that it binds to the phosphorous present in the food to prevent its absorption in the digestive system.

 

INDICATIONS:

Epakitin is used in small animals suffering from chronic renal insufficiency, with abnormally elevated levels of phosphorous in the blood.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Do not use, unless advised by a veterinarian, if your pet has abnormally elevated levels of calcium in the blood.

 

SIDE EFFECTS:

This medication may possibly increase the levels of calcium in the blood. If your animal presents any serious adverse side effects, that worsen or persist, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 

RECOMMENDED MONITORING:

It is important to observe whether the condition of your pet improves and if he presents any side effects. It is strongly recommended to do a follow up with your veterinarian to evaluate the levels of phosphorous and calcium in his blood.

 

INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEDICATION:

Do not use epakitin, unless otherwise advised by a veterinarian, if your pet takes an antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone class, calcitriol or digoxin.

 

STORAGE:

Keep at room temperature. Excess heat or cold are to be avoided.

 

WARNING:

This medication should be given with a meal. . Respect the expiration date of the product because an expired product may be less effective or potentially dangerous for the health of your pet. *Keep out of the reach of children and animals.*