ProZinc Insulin for Cats, 40 IU/mL, 10 mL, multi-dose vial is the only product designed for controlling cat diabetes. Even though diabetes is incurable in cats, yet with proper care and management, many diabetic cats can lead healthy lives.
ProZinc Insulin for Cats, a product of Boehringer Ingelheim, is not a cure for diabetes mellitus in cats, but when used according to the advice of a vet, it can control the levels of glucose in the blood and alleviate the clinical signs of diabetes in cats.
ProZinc is insulin having ingredients like zinc and protamine. Both these ingredients help to prolong the release of the insulin into your cat’s body.
ProZinc Insulin for Cats controls blood glucose by stimulating carbohydrate metabolism in heart, bone and fat tissue, which in turn help these cells to use glucose for energy.
This medicine for cat diabetes needs a prescription from your veterinarian. U-40 Syringes are sold separately.
It needs refrigeration and must be kept at refrigerator temperatures at all times. To maintain proper temperature, ProZinc Insulin for Cats requires overnight shipping at an additional cost.
Please Note: This product requires overnight expedited shipping and ships Monday through Thursday. During summer months, the purchase of 1 or 2 additional ice packs is advised.
Order feline diabetes medicines and other cat medicines online and get the pet medicines delivered at your doorstep. Order pet meds online from our pet pharmacy based in Texas.
- Helps control blood glucose and reduces symptoms of diabetes in cats
- It is the first and only FDA-approved insulin for cat.
- It is made from recombinant DNA, identical to human insulin.
- The ingredients protamine and zinc has long-acting with duration of effect for 10-14 hours.
You must use U-40 syringes, which are sold separately. This pet meds is for use in cats only. Keep out of reach of children.
Avoid contact with eyes. Accidental injection may cause hypoglycemia in cats and in that scenario, see a doctor immediately.
Do not switch from one type insulin to another unless under the directions of a veterinarian as it requires an adjustment in the dose.
ProZinc is a protamine zinc insulin, a type of long-acting insulin derived from recombinant human insulin used to reduce hyperglycemia (high blood glucose or sugar) in cats with diabetes mellitus.
Before using this insulin for cats on your pregnant or nursing cat or if you plan to breed your cat, consult a veterinary.
Dosage and Administration
Do not switch from one type insulin for cats to another unless under the directions of a veterinarian.
Always give this cat diabetes medicine according to your veterinarian’s instructions. It should be given using a U-40 syringe only. Use of a syringe other than a U-40 syringe will result in incorrect dosing.
Do not shake the vial. Just prior to use, put the vial between the palms of your hands and roll. Do not reuse a syringe.
Dosage regimens of ProZinc will vary from cat to cat. The recommended starting dose is 0.1 to 0.3 units per lb of body weight every 12 hours. This dose of insulin for cats should be adjusted based on changes in blood glucose levels and resolution of clinical signs.
Store the ProZinc insulin in an upright position in the refrigerator between 36°-46° F. Do not freeze. Protect from light. Keep this cat medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Side effects of ProZinc:
Rarely, allergic reactions to insulin can occur.
The most common insulin-related side effect is low blood sugar or hypoglycemia in cat.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice signs of hypoglycemia in cat, which includes weakness; depression, lethargy, sluggishness; staggering gait; behavioral changes; muscle twitching; seizures; coma; death.
Do not give any other prescription or over the counter cat medication, without first talking to your veterinarian during treatment with ProZinc.
The initial recommended dose is 0.1 – 0.3 IU insulin/pound of body weight (0.2-0.7 IU/kg) every 12 hours.
Before using ProZinc medication for diabetic cats you should learn from your vet, the proper way to inject insulin. Insulin should be given at feeding time or just afterward. Give the insulin at the same time every day, approximately 12 hours apart to ensure stable blood glucose levels in diabetic cats.
|Active Ingredients per mL||Amount|
|Recombinant Human Insulin||40 IU (International Units)|
|Protamine Sulfate||.466 mg|
|Zinc Oxide||0.088 mg|
|Dibasic Sodium Phosphate Heptahydrate||3.78 mg|
|Phenol (added as a preservative)||2.50 mg|
|Hydrochloric Acid||1.63 mg|
|Water for injection (maximum)||1005 mg|
|Other: pH is adjusted with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide.|