Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Parvaquone

Synonym(s): Antiprotozoal

Contributor(s): Louise Cox-O’Shea , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Parvaquone.

Class of drug

  • Hydroxynaphthoquinone antiprotozoal drug.

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-Cyclohexyl-3-hydroxy-1,4-naphthalenedione; 2-cyclohexyl-3-hydroxy-1,4 naphthoquinone; 2-hydroxy-3-cyclohexyl-1,4-naphthoquinone.

Molecular formula

  • C16H16O3

Molecular weight

  •  256.29644

Physical properties

  • Clear, ruby coloured, slightly viscous solution for injection. 

Storage requirements

  • Store below 25°C.
  • Protect from light.
  • Use or discard within 28 days of withdrawal of the first dose.

Uses

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Indications

  • Treatment of East coast fever in cattle caused by Theileria parva Theileriosis.
  • For the treatment of clinically affected animals and asymptomatic in-contact animals.
  • Can be used in the incubation period.
  • Active against the schizont and piroplasm stages.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

With other drugs

  • None known.
  • Avoid vaccination in clinical cases: Theileriosis severely depresses the immune system.

Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Yolande Bishop (Ed) (2005) The Veterinary Formulary 6th edition. Published in association with the British Veterinary Association. p 179.
  • Product information & Technical information sheets. Parvexon. Bimeda.

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