Galastop Oral Solution is for the treatment of false pregnancy and the suppression of lactation in bitches.
The solution is a pale yellow, viscous non aqueous solution for oral administration containing 50 µg/ml cabergoline in a miglyol base.
Galatop Oral Solution can be administered directly into the mouth or by mixing with food and is available in 2 different sizes: 7ml and 15ml.
Cabergoline is an ergoline derivative with a potent, selective and long-lasting inhibitory effect on prolactin secretion. Prolactin is the key hormone for lactogenesis and for the initiation and maintenance of lactation after parturition. Furthermore the aetiology of false pregnancy is currently thought to be mediated by rising prolactin levels stimulated by falling progesterone levels during the course of metoestrus.
Treatment of false pregnancy in bitches
Inhibition of prolactin secretion by cabergoline results in a rapid resolution of the signs of false pregnancy, including lactation and behavioural changes.
Suppression of lactation in bitches
Suppression of lactation in the bitch may be required under certain clinical circumstances (for example following removal of puppies soon after birth, or following early weaning). Inhibition of prolactin secretion by Galastop® results in a rapid cessation of lactation and a reduction in the size of the mammary glands.
Legal Category: POM-V
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION: this is a Veterinary Prescription Only Medicine (POM-V), which can only be prescribed by a veterinary surgeon, but may be dispensed by another veterinary surgeon or pharmacist. You will need to post us the original signed prescription before we can send you the medicines.
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