A non sterile solution containing pentobarbital sodium and phenytoin sodium as the active ingredients. Rhodamine B, a bluish-red fluorescent dye, is included in the formulation to help distinguish it from parenteral drugs intended for therapeutic use. Although the solution is not sterile, benzyl alcohol, a bacteriostat, is included to retard the growth of microorganisms.
390 mg pentobarbital sodium (barbituric acid derivative), 50 mg phenytoin sodium; inactive ingredients: 10% ethyl alcohol, 18% propylene glycol, 0.003688 mg rhodamine B, 2% benzyl alcohol (preservative), water for injection q.s. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acis may be added to adjust pH. INDICATIONS: For use in dogs for humane, painless, and rapid euthanasia.
Euthanasia solution contains two active ingredients which are chemically compatible but pharmacologically different. Each ingredient acts in such a manner so as to cause humane, painless, and rapid euthanasia. Euthanasia is due to cerebral death in conjunction with respiratory arrest and circulatory collapse. Cerebral death occurs prior to cessation of cardiac activity.
When administered intravenously, pentobarbital sodium produces rapid anesthetic action. There is a smooth and rapir onset of unconsciousness. At the lethal dose, there is depression of vital medullary respiration and vasomotor centers. When administered intravenously, phenytoin sodium produces toxic signs of cardiovascular collapse and/or cebtral nervous system depression. Hypotension occurs when the drug is administered rapidly.
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