Peptosyl Suspension 200ml




Gastroenteritis and diarrhoea in dogs and horses.


Bismuth salicylate 17.5 mg/mL; Bentonite


Antidiarrhoeal: The insoluble salt is converted to bismuth carbonate and sodium salicylate after oral administration. It lines the mucosal surface, adsorbs toxic compounds, is mildly astringent and has protective, antacid and antiseptic properties.

Peptosyl is non-antibiotic – It will not cause bacterial resistance to develop. It is non-toxic in animals and humans, displays antibacterial activity, decreases water loss, and may also help reduce the pain of inflammatory bowel diseases.

Bismuth salicylate and other bismuth salts have been shown to inhibit plaque formation of enteric rotavirus in vitro.

The salicylate component has an antiprostaglandin synthetase effect which may enhance its action in controlling acute secretory diarrhoea.

Bentonite is a natural clay earth with properties similar to activated charcoal, and the ability to bind bacterial endotoxin.

Dosage and Administration:

Horses: 0.5 to 1 mL/kg bodyweight orally.
Dogs: 0.25 to 0.5 mL/kg bodyweight orally.

Repeat dose every 6 hours for 36 hours, and then at 12 hour intervals for a further 2 to 3 days.

Shake container thoroughly before extracting dose.


Precautions: If the condition does not resolve with appropriate symptomatic therapy, further diagnostic evaluation should be considered.
Warnings: Safety in pregnant animals has not been established. Faecal colour may appear darker and be misinterpreted as melaena.
Meat Withholding Period: Horses – 28 days.


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