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Alfaxan, Anaesthetic injection for dogs and cats.

Alfaxan® is an injectable anaesthetic agent for induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia in dogs and cats. Alfaxan® is a clear, colourless, aqueous solution of alfaxalone (3-a-hydroxy-5-a-pregnane-11,20-dione), a neuroactive steroid molecule with the properties of a general anaesthetic.

The alfaxalone molecule is solubilised in the Alfaxan® formulation using 2a-hydroxypropyl beta cyclodextrin (HPBCD). Cyclodextrins are complex polysaccharides derived from starch that have a hydrophobic centre for lipophilic drugs like alfaxalone. Unlike Cremaphor EL®, HPBCD does not cause histamine release in dogs and cats.

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Jurox Pty Limited
85 Gardiner Road Rutherford
NSW 2320 Australia
+ 61 2 49 318 200

New Zealand
Jurox (NZ) Pty Limited
8 Kordel Place
East Tamaki
New Zealand
+64 9294 8010

United Kingdom
Jurox (UK) Limited
Spring Lane North
Malvern Link
WR14 1BU
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