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  1. #1
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    Default My vet said to do Pentosan IV

    anyone do it this way?



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    bump....anyone???



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    Have only used it IM. Did he say why IV?



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    Default hmm

    Ive used pentosan extensively in my horses, plus we use it on a daily basis at my work (vets) in dogs. Ive never seen it used IV and I'd hesitate to do so! Check the labelling..Im sure it says for IM use only?? Hyonate/Enhance (same as Legend) is what we use IV, but Pentosan is always given IM only?



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    He said because it's thick,it's a better way to give it.Less irritation,readily absorbed.I did it and my boy now has a lump the size of half a walnut on his neck....ugh.I think it's slowly going down,but I'm quite freaked out about it.Don't know why I listened to the vet.And he's a bigtime vet too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shalomypony View Post
    He said because it's thick,it's a better way to give it.Less irritation,readily absorbed.I did it and my boy now has a lump the size of half a walnut on his neck....ugh.I think it's slowly going down,but I'm quite freaked out about it.Don't know why I listened to the vet.And he's a bigtime vet too.
    I just gave my first dose tonight and notices a lump too. It wasn't anywhere near as big as a walnut but I noticed it was there.



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    Did you IV it??



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    No I did it IM. The only way you would get a lump doing any injection IV is if a little bit missed the vein or if you caused blood to leak out into the surrounding tissue. The medication itself shouldn't cause a lump since its long gone the second you put it in.



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    Yeh,that's right.But I'm quite sure that didn't happen.I drew back a couple times to be sure I was still in.But what I wonder is....did the product cause excess bleeding since it has blood thinning properties?In other words when I withdrew the needle did it cause the vein to bleed "out" a bit?I sure hope that lump goes away.I've given hundreds and hundreds of iv shots and never had this happen.



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    Default i don't find pentosan to be thick

    but i did see IV option when i was initially googling it, so it's clearly intended to be done both ways.
    http://www.eponashoe.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by marta View Post
    but i did see IV option when i was initially googling it, so it's clearly intended to be done both ways.
    I searched and searched and couldn't find anything about IV ing it.could you be so kind as to attach a link???I saw one thing in the Pentosan specs that said one horse died and they felt it was from accidently IVing it.Ugh.



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    Default here

    http://www.wedgewoodpetrx.com/learni...inary-use.html

    in the paragraph describing administration and also if you scroll down to sideffects, sentence starts with "when used intra-articularly..."
    http://www.eponashoe.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by marta View Post
    http://www.wedgewoodpetrx.com/learni...inary-use.html

    in the paragraph describing administration and also if you scroll down to sideffects, sentence starts with "when used intra-articularly..."
    Intra articularly means in the joint not in the vein.



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    Red face my bad

    then i take it back, maybe i did not see IV recommended.
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    Well the lump is gone,thank God.I will only do it IM from now on.



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    Asked my vet about this today...as I mentioned this thread to him....and he said it is NOT labeled to use it in this manner and he would never suggest giving it in this manner.



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