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EUTHASOL® (pentobarbital sodium and phenytoin sodium) Euthanasia Solution

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  • For use in dogs for humane, painless and rapid euthanasia
  • Class III DEA controlled substance*, contains two complementary active ingredients (390 mg pentobarbital sodium and 50 mg phenytoin sodium per mL)
  • Intravenous (IV) administration produces rapid anesthetic action** and smooth, quick onset of unconsciousness
  • Consistent with AVMA and AAHA guidelines on euthanasia1, 2
  • 2 year shelf life
  • Bluish-red dye clearly distinguishes from theraputic drugs

 

*Requires less paperwork than Class II drugs

**IV administration preferred. Intracardiac injection is an option

 

References:

  1. https://www.avma.org/sites/default/files/2020-01/2020-Euthanasia-Final-1-17-20.pdf
  2. https://www.aaha.org/about-aaha/aaha-position-statements/euthanasia/

 

Important Safety Information 

EUTHASOL® (pentobarbital sodium and phenytoin sodium) Euthanasia Solution: 

WARNING: For canine euthanasia only.  Must not  be used for therapeutic purposes.  Do not use in animals intended for food. 

CAUTION: Caution should be exercised to avoid contact of the drug with open wounds or accidental self‐inflicted injections. 
Keep out of reach of children. If eye contact, flush with water and seek medical advice/attention. Euthanasia may be delayed in 
dogs with severe cardiac or circulatory deficiencies. 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD: 

This product is toxic to wildlife. Birds and mammals feeding on treated animals may be killed. Euthanized animals must be properly disposed of by deep burial, incineration, or other method in compliance with state and local laws, to prevent consumption of carcass material by scavenging wildlife. For complete information or to obtain a package insert, contact Virbac at 1‐800‐ 338‐3659.