Heptam 50ml is indicated to stimulate hepatic function and appetite in the face of the physical stress of training, racing, convalescence, stimulation of recovery after viral illness or surgery, and as an adjunct to treatment of intoxication by heavy metals, nitrites and organophosphates.
Intramuscular (IM) dose is 10 to 20 mg, repeated in 12 to 24 hours if needed.
The product to reach for when glucocorticoid therapy is indicated in the management of stress and bovine ketosis
The only corticosteroid approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use exclusively in large animals, including lactating cattle
No milk withholding required; seven-day pre-slaughter withdrawal
Dosing & Administration
Predef 2X is administered by deep intramuscular injection for systemic effect, or into joint cavity, tendon sheath or bursa for local effect. The usual intramuscular dose for cattle is 10 to 20 mg, according to the size of the animal and severity of the condition. The dose may be repeated in 12 to 24 hours if indicated.
Heptam 50ml – As a result of its gluconeogenic and glycogen disposition activity, Predef 2X is an effective and valuable treatment for the endocrine and metabolic imbalance of primary bovine ketosis. Ketosis studies have demonstrated that relatively high initial doses of corticoids produce a more prompt recovery with a lower incidence of relapse than when relatively low doses are used, even when these are repeated. Response of ketosis to Predef 2X therapy parallels that derived with prednisolone. Predef 2X is 10 times more glucogenic than prednisolone. Thus, 10 mg of isoflupredone acetate therapeutically equals 100 mg of prednisolone.
In animals with overwhelmingly severe infections for which specific antibacterial therapy is available (e.g., critical pneumonia, peritonitis, endometritis, septic mastitis), Predef 2X therapy may be used as supportive therapy. Predef 2X therapy in the presence of infection should be administered in the shortest possible time compatible with maintenance of an adequate response, and antibacterial therapy should be continued for at least three days after the hormone has been withdrawn.
Predef 2X has been found useful as supportive therapy in the treatment of the stress associated with parturient paresis, i.e., milk fever. It should be given intramuscularly, before or after administration of the calcium infusion solutions commonly employed in treating the disease. Predef 2X is not to be added to the infusion solutions.
Predef® 2X is available in 100-mL vials (2 mg/mL)