Dormosedan Gel - RX
Zoetis - Dormosedan is indicated for use as a sedative and analgesic (pain reliever) to facilitate minor surgical and diagnostic procedures in mature horses and yearlings.
Dormosedan is indicated for use as a sedative and analgesic (pain reliever) to facilitate minor surgical and diagnostic procedures in mature horses and yearlings. It has been used successfully for the following: to calm fractious horses, to provide relief from abdominal pain, and to facilitate bronchoscopy, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasogastric intubation, non-reproductive rectal palpations, suturing of skin lacerations, and castrations. Additionally, an approved, local infiltration anesthetic is indicated for castration. Dormosedan requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Active Ingredient (per ml) Amount
Detomidine hydrochloride 7.6 mg/ml
Always follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly as directed.
Administer Dormosedan Vials intramuscularly (IM) or intravenously (IV). Syringe not included.
Administer Dormosedan Gel sublingually (beneath the tongue). It must be placed beneath the tongue of the horse and it is not meant to be swallowed.
Food and water should be withheld until the sedative effect of Dormosedan has worn off.
Tip: Allowing your horse to stand quietly for 5 minutes before administration and for 10-15 minutes after administration may improve the response to Dormosedan. Before and after injection, your horse should be allowed to rest quietly. Dormosedan
DORMOSEDAN GEL® (detomidine hydrochloride) is administered sublingually at 40 mcg/kg (18 mcg/lb), and the dosing syringe delivers the product in 0.25 mL increments. The dosing syringe is intended for one-time use and then properly discarded.
Dormosedan Gel produces sedation when administered sublingually (beneath the tongue) at 0.0018 mg/lb. One 3 ml oral syringe provides dosage for up to 1210-1320 lbs. body weight.
The duration and level of sedation are dose dependent. At the recommended 40 mcg/kg dose, the onset of sedation was observed at approximately 40 minutes with a duration of sedation lasting between 90 to 180 minutes. Please see dosage chart below:
Approximate Body Weight (lb)Dose Volume (mL)
330 – 439 1.00
440 – 549 1.25
550 – 659 1.50
660 – 769 1.75
770 – 879 2.00
880 – 989 2.25
990 – 1,099 2.50
1,100 – 1,209 2.75
1,210 – 1,320 3.00
DO NOT USE FOR DOGS OR CATS!!
Store at a controlled room temperature out of the reach of children and pets.