A-CYST solution is a patented formulation designed for temporary replenishment of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) layer in the urinary bladder. A-CYST solution contains naturally occurring components of the GAG layer of bladder epithelium. The GAG layer normally provides a protective barrier against microorganisms, carcinogens, crystals and other agents present in urine. The GAG layer has been identified as a primary defense mechanism against these irritants. Deficiencies in the GAG layer may affect epithelial barrier function and allow adherence of bacteria, microcrystals, proteins and ions, or movement of solute residues (i.e. urea).
The GAG layer of the bladder is deficient in cystitis. GAG deficiency
contributes to clinical symptoms in diseases such as feline idiopathic
cystitis (FIC), feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), and cystitis
caused by infections, trauma, urolithiasis, urinary retention and
neoplasia. A-CYST solution has been designed for use in cystitis to
temporarily coat and help replenish the deficient GAG layer on the
urinary bladder epithelium.
A-Cyst Sterile Solution 2.5mL Vial
Instill the contents of the vial directly into the urinary bladder following the removal of as much residual urine as possible. For best results, A-CYST solution should be retained in the bladder for as long as possible (for a minimum of 30 minutes before voiding). Quantity and frequency of instillation to be determined by the veterinarian. Discard any unused portion of vial contents. Caution: This device is restricted to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Store in a cool, dark place. Do not freeze.
Each 2.5 mL sterile vial contains:
|Hyaluronic acid sodium salt||12.5 mg|
|Sodium chondroitin sulfate||250 mg|