IMIDOCARB . (Injection)
Each 1 ml contains:
Imidocarb dipropionate: 120 mg (Equivalent to imidocarb base 84.2 mg).
1. Imidocarb is a carbanilide derivative with antiprotozoal activity. It is usually administered as the dipropionate salt.
2. Two mechanisms of action have been proposed:
a.As the effect of imidocarb on Trypanosoma brucei is antagonized by excess polyamines, it is has been suggested that imidocarb interferes with their production and/or use.
b. Imidocarb blocks the entry of inositol into erythrocytes containing Babesia, resulting in starvation of the parasite. It is generally accepted in that imidocarb has anticholinesterase activity
For treatment of babesiosis in cattle and horses
Treatment: 1 ml/100 kg B.Wt.
Prophylaxis: 2.5 ml/100 kg B.Wt.
By S/C injection as a single dose
Horses: 2 ml/100 kg B.Wt. By I/M injections. Repeat after 24 hours
o Operators under medical advice not to work with compounds that may exhibit anti-cholinesterase-activity.
o Repeated doses in cattle.
Operators should wear suitable protective clothing.
Restlessness, sweating and abdominal pain.
Cattle: Meat: 28 days.
Milk: 2 days.
Horses: Meat: 60 days
10 ml, 25 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml vials