Pancreatitis is a condition that can wreak havoc on your dog’s digestive system and now there is a new drug available to pet owners, Panoquell-CA 1.
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Aside from causing immense inflammation in your dog’s body, pancreatitis it can also extend to other organs, leading to multi-organ failure and other serious life-threatening complications
This can lead to a wide range of symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, lethargy, and death. To read more about the symptoms associated with pancreatitis in dogs, read our article here.
While pancreatitis can be a serious condition, there are a number of treatment options that can help your fur baby make a full recovery.
In November of 2022, the USDA conditionally approved the drug Panoquell-CA1 (fuzapladib sodium) for use in the management of clinical signs associated with pancreatitis in dogs.
Panoquell-CA 1 has been approved in Japan since 2018 for dogs with pancreatitis. Keep reading to learn more about this fairly new drug available for dogs with pancreatitis.
Click here if you want to learn more about other treatments which are available to help dogs suffering from pancreatitis.
What dogs can Panoquell-CA1 help?
Panoquell-CA1 was made to help dogs with acute pancreatitis.
How does Panoquell-CA1 work?
The active ingredient in Panoquell-CA works by reducing inflammation in the pancreas. The drug helps to inhibit the infiltration of neutrophils within the pancreas which causes inflammation.
Panoquell CA1 is given as an injection which means you must get it from a veterinarian. It is used in dogs to help manage the clinical signs associated with the acute onset of pancreatitis in dogs.
Can I give Panoquell-CA 1 with other drugs?
Yes, it is safe to give Panoquell-CA 1 with other drugs intended to treat pancreatitis in dogs per the manufacturers.
In a study, the drug did not produce any systemic toxicity when administered with other treatments making it ok to be given in conjunction with other supportive care treatments.
Are there any side effects to Panoquell-CA 1?
There may be some side effects to the drug including
- digestive tract disorders
- loss of appetite
- respiratory tract disorders
- liver disease
- abnormal urine
What do I do if my dog has a reaction to Panoquell-CA1?
If your veterinarian uses the drug Panoquell-CA 1 and your dog has a reaction you should first alert your veterinarian and then alert the FDA by completing this form.
While there are several medications and treatment options for dogs suffering from pancreatitis, Panoquell-CA1 is the first of its kind specifically targeted toward pancreatitis in dogs.
Overall, the veterinary community is excited and hopeful when it comes to Panoquell-CA it focuses on decreasing inflammation in your dog’s body, whereas other treatment options focus only on decreasing symptoms like pain and nausea.
Whatever you decide to do it is important to follow your veterinarian’s instructions carefully and to monitor your dog closely for any changes in behavior or symptoms.