The well-known injectable anesthetic “Alfaxan” has received new approval from the FDA after a slight modification to its formula to make it last longer. The new formula has added preservatives to make its shelf-life be 28 days after opening the container. This prolonged duration and improved formulation reduce the risks of contamination with microbes.

This anesthetic is one of the most adaptable anesthetic induction agents for domestic animals (dogs and cats) and can be used both in the induction and maintenance of anesthesia. The new formula will come in handy for those veterinary clinics that do less surgery and do not use the entire vial in one day.

The new improved product will be available for purchase from August this year, and it will come in vials of 10 and 20 ml.

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