Ipakitine / Epakitin Powder For Dogs Cats
Brand Name: IPAKITINE / EPAKITIN
Manufactured by: Vetoquinol
Dosage Form: Powder
180 gm (with 1 gm spoon inside)
(Epakitin – 300 gm with 2.5 gm scoop inside)
All 3 presentations 60, 180 and 300 gm of Epakitine powder in USA has same ingredients.
Ingredients & Composition:
Calcium Carbonate, Chitosan, Lactose & Soy Hydrolysate
Description / Action:
Ipakitine or Epakitin is a chitosan, calcium carbonate, lactose and hydrolyzed soy protein based Intestinal Phosphate Binder for dogs and cats. Chitosan is a natural polysaccharide ingredient extracted from the crab and shrimp shells. It naturally binds dietary phosphorus and limits the intestinal absorption of phosphorus. Chitosan also binds uremic toxins. Lactose and hydrolyzed soy provide protein and carbohydrates. It also reduces gut pH and accelerates phosphorus binding. Calcium carbonate binds with extra phosphorus and excretes through faeces. Managing phosphate levels has evidenced to enhance renal function.
Ipakitine is a nutritional feed supplement and shall be given in dogs and cats suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) & Renal failure.
Epakitin should be started from stage II of IRIS (International Renal Interest Society) guidelines Or When serum creatinine level goes beyond 1.4 mg/dl in dogs & 1.6 mg/dl in cats
Class: Kidney Supplement / Phosphate Binder
Indication / Usage:
Ipakitine shall be given as supportive in
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) &
Corrects Ca & P ratio
Manages skeletal and joint health
Corrects concurrent hyperparathyroidism
Reduces nitrogen toxic effect in gut
Highly palatable – Great taste
Easy and convenient to administer – Sprinkle over dry food or mix with canned food
Better efficacy than other phosphate binders
For oral use in dogs and cats.
Dosage/ Administration / Feeding Directions:
By oral route only
Body Weight of Dog or Cat Number of Scoops per day
3-5 kg 2
10 kg 4
15 kg 6
20 kg 8
or 1 g/5 kg B. Wt. twice a day.
One level spoonful (provided inside the pack) = 1 gram of Epakitin.
Ipkatine should be given along with food (prescription diet or renal diet).
Overdosage / Side effects / Contraindications /Warnings:
There are no reported side effects. In case of accidental overdosing and before using your veterinarian is the best source of advice. Always discuss in detail if your pet is on other medications or renal supplements or calcium/phosphorus regulators like calcitrol.
Pharmaceutical precautions / Instructions:
Store in a cool and dry place. Read the product label carefully for more information.
Safety: Age / Pregnancy/ Withdrawal:
Suitable for all breeds of dogs and cats. It supports renal function safely and effectively. Safe use in pregnant female dogs and cats or breeding animals has not been proven. Always follow the recommendations of your vet.
Habit forming: No. But pets suffering from CKD may need lifelong renal supplements.
Substitute: Renal p Tablets & Paste, Vetricare Renal Syrup (Lanthanum Carbonate), Phosclear Powder, Azodyl Capsules