GastroGard®

(omeprazole)

 

Details

Stomach ulcers in horses are more common than once believed. Many factors, such as health history, clinical signs and lifestyles that cause stress, might lead you to suspect that your horse has gastric ulcers. If your horse is diagnosed with gastric ulcers, ask your veterinarian for GASTROGARD, the only proven safe and effective equine gastric ulcer treatment approved by the FDA with a long history of success in treating ulcers in horses.

 

GASTROGARD has been shown to heal or significantly improve ulcers in 99% of treated horses.1 The active ingredient, omeprazole, works to suppress the secretion of gastric acid and gives the ulcer time to heal.

 

The safety of GASTROGARD paste has not been determined in pregnant or lactating mares. GASTROGARD is for use in horses and foals 4 weeks of age and older. Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

 

Features & Benefits

Features


  • Specially formulated to survive the acidic stomach environment allowing proper absorption
  • Blocks acid production at the proton pump regardless of stimuli

  • The only proven treatment approved by the FDA with a long history of success in treating gastric ulcers in horses

  • Each prefilled syringe of GASTROGARD Oral Paste contains 2.28 g of omeprazole, calibrated according to body weight

  • Once-daily cinnamon-flavored oral paste

 

 

Benefits


  • Heals or reduces the severity of gastric ulcers in 99% of omeprazole-treated horses1

  • Unique formulation allows adequate absorption and ensures the stability of the product

  • Treats and prevents gastric ulcer recurrences in horses and foals 4 weeks of age or older

  • Dosage pre-measured in prefilled syringe for convenient and easy application

 

 

Dosage & Administration

Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

 

GASTROGARD paste for horses is recommended for use in horses and foals 4 weeks of age and older. The contents of one syringe will dose a 1250-lb (568 kg) horse at the rate of 1.8 mg omeprazole/lb of body weight (4 mg/kg). For treatment of gastric ulcers, each weight-marking on the syringe plunger will deliver sufficient omeprazole to treat 250 lbs (114 kg) of body weight. For prevention of recurrence of gastric ulcers, each weight-marking will deliver sufficient omeprazole to dose 500 lbs (227 kg) of body weight.

 

The safety of GASTROGARD paste has not been determined in pregnant or lactating mares. 

 

Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion, contact a physician. 

 

For more information please read GASTROGARD Product Information.

 

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Safety Information

The safety of GASTROGARD paste has not been determined in pregnant or lactating mares. For use in horses and foals 4 weeks of age and older. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion, contact a physician. Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

 

Store at 68°F – 77°F (20-25°C). Excursions between 59°F – 86°F (15-30°C) are permitted.

 

 

Trademarks

GASTROGARD® is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. ©2021 Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Duluth, GA. All rights reserved. US-EQU-0119-2021

GASTROGARD IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: The safety of GASTROGARD paste has not been determined in pregnant or lactating mares. For use in horses and foals 4 weeks of age and older. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion, contact a physician. Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.