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Phenylbutazone (Butazolidin®, Phenylbute®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Pain Relief
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Phenylbutazone is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and inflammation of muscles and bones. Newer, safer medications are available for dogs, however, phenylbutazone may be used in certain cases. The manufacturer recommends monitoring for anemia, low platelet and white blood cell counts, and liver and kidney damage. Contact your veterinarian if your dog has jaundice (yellowing of the gums, skin, or whites of the eyes), vomiting, weakness, rapid breathing, or seizures while being treated with phenylbutazone.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.
www.aspca.org/apcc

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17


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