Thiopentone is an ultra-short-acting barbiturate that depresses the central nervous system to bring about hypnosis and anaesthesia. Larger doses cause depression of the cardiac and respiratory systems.
For the intravenous anaesthesia of large and small animals.
Do not use in animals with known chronic cardiac conditions.
Dissolve the contents in 100 mL Water for Injections immediately before use, to give a solution containing 50 mg/mL. Do not use if solution is not clear. DOSE:
Calves: 15-30mg/kg bodyweight i.v.
Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Pigs: 10-15 mg/kg bodyweight i.v.
Dogs, Cats: 20-35 mg/kg bodyweight i.v.
Apnoea may occur if the injection is given too fast or a relative over-dosage occurs. Solution is irritant if inadvertently injected perivascularly.
Use only sterile water for injections from BP for preparation of the solution. Take care with administration in very young and elderly animals.
MEAT - Nil
MILK - Nil
12 months from date of manufacture (Reconstituted solutions are stable for three days at room temperature and seven days if refrigerated.)
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poison Information Centre 0800 764 766 (0800 POISON).
Store below 25°C. Discard 6 months after initial use when stored below 25° C.
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