Polyprenyl Immunostimulant™ for Cats

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Overview of Polyprenyl Immunostimulant
for Cats

  • Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is a drug used in veterinary medicine to treat symptoms associated with feline upper respiratory tract infection secondary to Herpes Virus. It is also used to stimulate the immune system with other diseases.
  • Feline upper respiratory infection, also referred to as the feline upper respiratory infection complex, is commonly caused by two primary viruses including feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV) and feline calicivirus (FCV). These viruses often infect the nose, throat and sinus areas and symptoms are similar to a human cold. Infections by these viruses are extremely common and highly contagious. For more information – go to: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections.
  • Cats are routinely vaccinated for herpes virus but they are often exposed prior to vaccination.
  • Once infected with feline herpesvirus, approximately 10 to 15% of cats will have occasional flare-ups. Herpesvirus can remain dormant within the nerves for years then flare-up causing sneezing, nasal discharge and eye tissue inflammation.
  • Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is approved by the USDA to help manage the symptoms associated with symptoms of Herpes Virus infections.
  • Polyprenyl Immunostimulant works to stimulate the body’s own immune system to fight the virus. Studies have shown that symptomatic cats treated with Polyprenyl Immunostimulant had less severe symptoms and recovered faster as compared to untreated cats.
  • This drug is approved for use in cats. For more information – go to: http://www.vetimmune.com/go/polyprenyl-immunostimulant.

Brand Names and Other Names
of Polyprenyl Immunostimulant

  • Human formulations: None
  • Veterinary formulations: Polyprenyl Immunostimulant™

Uses of Polyprenyl Immunostimulant
for Cats

  • Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is used to stimulate the immune system. The most common use is for immune system stimulation to help cats recover from symptoms associated with Feline Herpesvirus.
  • This drug is also being used to help stimulate the immune system of cats with other viral diseases including the dry form of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

Precautions and Side Effects with Polyprenyl Immunostimulant

  • While generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, Polyprenyl Immunostimulant can cause side effects in some animals.
  • This drug should not be used in animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.
  • Approved for use in cats and kittens over 8 weeks of age.
  • According to studies – Polyprenyl Immunostimulant was tested in hundreds of cats and caused no adverse symptoms.

How Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is Supplied

  • Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is available in vials of a 2 mg/ml solution of phosphorylated polyprenols. Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is a clear fluid that administered orally. Available in 10 ml vials.
  • According to the manufacturer – Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is stable for at least 12 months from the time of manufacture. Polyprenyl Immunostimulant should be stored in dark place and SHOULD NOT be refrigerated.

Dosing Information of Polyprenyl Immunostimulant
for Cats

  • Medication should never be administered without first consulting your veterinarian.
  • In cats, treatment with Polyprenyl Immunostimulant is started at 0.25 ml/kg (0.5 mg/kg) OR 0.125 ml/lb (0.25 mg/lb) orally every 12 hours for 15 days for cats with herpesvirus.
  • Doses for cats with FIP may be much higher.
  • The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication, and the development of any adverse effects. Be certain to complete the prescription unless specifically directed by your veterinarian. Even if your pet feels better, the entire treatment plan should be completed to prevent relapse or the development of resistance.

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