Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Meglumine antimoniate

Synonym(s): Glucantime

Contributor(s): Susan E Shaw, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Class of drug

  • Pentavalent antimonial.

Description

Chemical name

  • N-methyl meglumine antimoniate.

Uses

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Indications

  • Treatment of canine leishmaniosis Canine leishmaniosis in combination with allopurinol Allopurinol.
  • Licensed for canine use in several European countries.
    Dogs may be clinically normal after treatment but still harbor low load of parasites Leishmania infantum in blood, bone marrow, spleen or lymph nodes.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMed Resource..
  • Solano-Gallego L et al (2009) Directions for the diagnosis, clinical staging, treatment and prevention of canine leishmaniosis. Vet Parasitol 165, 1-18 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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