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Jurox Extends Analgesia Range With The Launch Of AceSedate

3 years ago

22nd October, 2018 10h16

Jurox (UK) Ltd

Jurox (UK) Ltd has extended its anaesthesia and analgesia portfolio with the launch of AceSedate.

Containing the tried and trusted, long-acting sedative agent acepromazine as its active ingredient, AceSedate can be used for the premedication, sedation and tranquilisation of cats and dogs.

Acepromazine belongs to the phenothiazine family and acts as a dopamine receptor antagonist providing calming effects1, 2.  It causes sedation and anxiolysis, which is initially dose dependent, plateauing at higher doses1, 3.  It is metabolised in the liver and has a long duration of action of approximately six hours in healthy patients1.  For best results AceSedate should be combined with an opioid (neuroleptanalgesia) to improve the quality and reliability of sedation and provide analgesia1, 2, 3.

Acepromazine is light-sensitive and there can be loss of efficacy if the solution is not stored in light-resistant containers.  With this in mind, Jurox has invested in amber vials for all light sensitive products, including AceSedate, to mitigate any inadvertent loss of drug efficacy through light degradation. It is the second product launch of the year for Jurox, following the successful launch of Alfaxan® Multidose.

“AceSedate is a welcome addition to our analgesia and anaesthesia range providing our customers with a high-quality product at an economical price,” says Richard Beckwith, country manager of Jurox (UK) Ltd.  “Our continued investment in broadening our product range demonstrates Jurox’s ongoing commitment to putting anaesthesia first.”

For further information on Jurox’s analgesia and anaesthesia products, including Alfaxan, Alfaxan Multidose or AceSedate visit, contact your local Jurox technical sales representative, telephone the customer services team on 0800 500 3171 or e-mail us at


  1. Murrell J (2016). Pre-anaesthetic medication and sedation.  BSAVA Manual of Canine & Feline Anaesthesia & Analgesia. 3rd Edition.
  2. Dugdale A (2010). Veterinary Anaesthesia: Principles to Practice.
  3. Murrell J (2007).  Choice of premedicants in cats and dogs. In Practice 29, 100-106

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