Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Hypnorm

Contributor(s): Sheilah Robertson, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Fentanyl-fluanisone.

Class of drug

  • Synthetic opioid analgesic and butyrophenome tranquilizer.
This drug is no longer used for sedation or premedication in dogs. For a similar/alternative drug, medetomidine/dexmedetomidine combined with an opioid or ACP combined with an opioid may be used.

Uses

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Indications

  • Analgesia.
  • Given:
    Either Alone.
    Or In combination with other anesthetic agents, eg diazepam Diazepam or midazolam Midazolam.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Antitussives, pentobarbitone, opioid analgesics and tranquilizers

  • May cause additive central nervous system or respiratory depression.

Cimetidine

  • Cimetidine Cimetidine may cause increased plasma fentanyl concentrations.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

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

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