Epizyme Powder, manufactured by Vet Brands inc., is a whole activated raw pancreas. Powder formation of this product contains elastase, nucleases, peptidase, lipase, protease, and standard amylase. Epizyme is used in both cats and dogs under veterinary prescription.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Epizyme Powder is prescribed to patients with acute and chronic Pancreatitis. This product is used as a digestive aid to reverse affects of pancreatic exocrine deficiency.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Dog breeds connected with this disease include the miniature poodle, cocker spaniel, and miniature schnauzer. Female dogs which have reached the age of maturity have a higher chance of being affected by pancreatitis than other dogs.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1.What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Contact an emergency veterinary center promptly.
2. What side effects should I be aware of while administering this product?
The most widespread side effects reported are weakness, diarrhea, dullness of hair coat, lethargy, decreased appetite, and vomiting.
3. What signs should I watch for in an overdose?
Overdose side effects include; collapse, vomiting, and lethargy.
4. What steps should I take to protect myself while administering this product to my pet?
Wash hands with soap and water after administration.
5. What dogs should not take Epizyme?
Those pets which have developed sensitivity to the product should not be administered.
6. What happens if I miss a dose?
Administer dose as soon as you remember, however don’t give two doses in one day.
7. Is this product approved by the FDA?
Yes, FDA approved to be purchased by a veterinarian.
8. How do I know my pet has pancreatitis?
The veterinarian will be able to determine pancreatitis through a simple blood draw. By performing a blood chemistry panel, low enzymes in the blood will be clues of a deficient pancreas.
9. I have been administering a laxative for my dog’s digestive problems before my vet gave me the pancreatitis diagnosis. Do I continue giving my dog the laxative with the product?
No. The laxative could actually force the medication out before it can take effect. Use the powder product alone and consult your veterinarian if problems persist.
10. How long will Epizyme Powder take to work?
Epizyme begins improving digestive health within the first use. Depending if your pet is diagnosed with chronic or acute pancreatitis, result should appear within a few days.
Do not administer product to patients whom have developed sensitivity to this product.
The product must not be accessible to children.
This product is meant to be used for dogs only.
Go through the entire content of the label before each use.
It can be hazardous to animals and humans and must be handled strictly as per instructions and dosages mentioned in the label.
Animals: Not to be used in pregnant or lactating females. To be used in dogs only, do not use product in felines.
Humans: It is injurious to inhale or swallow the contents. Avoid food, water and feed contamination. After use, wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap. Do not handle this medication if you are pregnant.
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS:
If Swallowed: Immediately contact a poison control center to be instructed of the situation. Offer water to affected person if said person is in a state of consciousness. Do not encourage the individual to vomit unless instructed by a medical physician.
If on skin or clothing: Remove the contaminated clothing immediately and begin washing the skin for 20 minutes. Continue to cleanse the skin with soap and water as you seek advice from a medical professional.
Storage: Store in closed container at a temperature in a dry place, not exceeding 25°C (77°F).
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
Viokase-V is an option to use instead of Epizyme Powder. Both products are whole raw pancreas. Powder formation of this product contains elastase, nucleases, peptidase, lipase, protease, and standard amylase.
2.8 Gram (teaspoon) powder= digestive enzymes, 260g fat, 460g starch, 388g protein.