How to Use Galastop®

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How to Use Galastop®

 

Dose

0.1ml/kg for 4-6 consecutive days
Corresponds to dose of 5 micrograms/kg of cabergoline per day
As well as being used to treat false pregnancy, Galastop® is also licensed for clearing up lactation following weaning.

Adverse Effects

Cabergoline has a high safety index. However, possible adverse-effects include:

 

 

  1. Vomiting, anorexia and drowsiness may occur in some animals within the first 1-2 days of treatment.  There is no need to discontinue unless signs are severe or persist beyond the second dose
  2. Reduced blood pressure (hypotension) - Galastop® may potentially cause mild hypotension in treated animals. This is not usually clinically significant but it is advisable to stop the use of Galastop® for 3-4 days prior to giving a general anaesthetic or any other medication which may cause hypotension (for example furosemide and ACP)

DO NOT ADMINISTER GALASTOP® IF THE BITCH IS PREGNANT - prolactina hormone released from the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum and initiates and maintains lactation. is essential in the maintenance of the corpus luteumLiterally means “yellow body” and is responsible for progesterone production within the ovary and hence progesteronea steroid hormone secreted by the corpus luteum of the ovary that maintains pregnancy and promotes the development of the mammary glands. production and pregnancy during the last 2/3 of pregnancy. The use of galastop at this time can result in abortion.