Anaesthetic Injection for Dogs and Cats
Alfaxan contains the active ingredient alfaxalone, a neurosteroid molecule with the properties of a general anaesthetic. Alfaxan is presented as a clear, colourless, aqueous solution, with a pH of 6.5 – 7 in 10 mL or 20 mL vials. It is registered for use in dogs and cats for both the induction and maintenance of anaesthesia.
Australia’s number one anaesthetic induction agent, Alfaxan produces rapid, controlled, and short-acting induction of anaesthesia in dogs and cats. With minimal, dose-dependent impact on cardiac and pulmonary function, Alfaxan has a wide safety margin and is rapidly cleared, resulting in a predictable, clear-headed recovery.
Safety Data Sheet(s)
10 mg/mL Alfaxalone
Alfaxan is an injectable steroid anaesthetic for use in dogs and cats. Alfaxan can be used:
- As an induction agent prior to gaseous anaesthesia, or
- As a sole anaesthetic agent for the induction and maintenance of anaesthesia for the performance of examination or surgical procedures.
The intramuscular route is useful to induce sedation in the cat to facilitate handling, detailed clinical examination and the practice of any procedure that requires a high degree of restraint rather than complete surgical anaesthesia.
|Dogs: 2 mg/kg||Dogs: 3 mg/kg|
|Cats: 5 mg/kg||Cats: 5 mg/kg|
|Dogs: 6-7 mg/kg/hr (0.10-0.12 mg/kg/minute)||Dogs: 8-9 mg/kg/hr (0.13-0.15 mg/kg/minute)|
|Cats: 7-8 mg/kg/hr (0.11-0.13 mg/kg/minute)||Cats: 10-11 mg/kg/hr (0.16-0.18 mg/kg/minute)|
Alfaxan Monitoring Chart
Alfaxan Monitoring Chart (Patient Details Fillable)
Australia’s Animal Health Company