Virbac has launched Tramvetol, licensed tramadol tablets for the treatment of acute and chronic pain in dogs.

Tramvetol is presented in two pack sizes of 30 and 100 tablets to assist practices with dispensing and storage as a Schedule 3 controlled drug. The meat flavoured 50mg tablets can also be divided into two equal parts to ensure accurate dosing.

Virbac says Tramvetol is suitable for both short courses and long-term treatment; 2-4mg per kg of Tramvetol can be administered every 8 hours or from 6 hours, if required, based on the intensity of the pain. In addition, Tramvetol has a wide therapeutic window and a maximum daily dose of 16mg per kg.

Commonly used in combination with other forms of analgesia, including NSAIDs1, Tramvetol is quickly absorbed and boats a rapid onset of action2. Peak plasma concentrations are achieved within 45 minutes3.

Dan Johnson, Product Manager at Virbac said: ‘Tramadol is already an important part of the analgesia toolkit for many veterinary practices. We hope that Tramvetol will prove to be a much more convenient option for practices, whilst helping to provide dogs with a better quality, pain free life’. 

For more information, contact your Virbac Territory Manager.


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  2. Cepeda MS et al. Tramadol para la osteoartritis. Biblioteca Cochrane Plus 3, 2008.
  3. Atti III giornata di aggiornamiento in anestesiologia veterinaria. Facolta di medicina veterinaria di Messina. Maggio 2013.

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