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New Drugs

  Propoflo 28
  Propoflo 28® is Shipping in the US!
  April 16, 2011

Propofolo 28® is Propoflo® with the adition of the preservative, benzyl alcohol. Propoflo 28® has a 28 days shelf life as its name suggests which effectively eliminates the wastage not uncommonly seen with previous propofol products.

Shipment to distributors is taking place the week of April 18, 2001. US distributors are currently taking orders with expected final shipment to the end user in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. Cost will be ~$9.35 per 20 ml vial.

There are no current known reservations regarding the use of benzyl alcohol in cats as a single event induction agent or short term TIVA infusions but cats remain poor candidates for long term TIVA infusions as well as intermittent use over several days.

Longer term use in cats is associated with prolonged recoveries and Heinz body anemias.

    Alfaxan® is Shipping in the Canada!
    April 16, 2011

The superb induction/maintenance agent, Alfaxan® should be shipping in canada as this is typed. See your Canadian veterinary distributor for detaiuls.

For more alfaxalone details see our Practical Alfaxalone Guide.

    Page References:
    The effect of the duration of propofol administration on recovery from anesthesia in cats. Pascoe PJ, Ilkiw JE, Frischmeyer KJ. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2006 Jan;33(1):2-7.
    Repetitive propofol administration in dogs and cats. Matthews NS, Brown RM, Barling KS, Lovering SL, Herrig BW. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2004 Jul-Aug;40(4):255-60.
    The effects of consecutive day propofol anesthesia on feline red blood cells. Andress JL, Day TK, Day D. Vet Surg. 1995 May-Jun;24(3):277-82.
    Abbott's drug webpage:
    Propoflo 28 Package Insert: click here
    Questions or problems regarding this web site should be directed to DRSTEIN@VASG.ORG .
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