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Kriptazen is a medicine used to treat newborn calves to prevent or reduce diarrhoea caused by an organism called Cryptosporidium parvum. This is a parasite belonging to the ‘protozoa’ family that invades the digestive system, producing an infection called cryptosporidiosis that results in diarrhoea.
Kriptazen contains the active substance halofuginone and is a ‘generic medicine’. This means that Kriptazen contains the same active substance and works in the same way as a ‘reference medicine’ already authorised in the European Union (EU) called Halocur.
Kriptazen : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/91.01 KB)
First published: 01/03/2019
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This is a generic medicine, which is developed to be the same as a medicine that has already been authorised, called the reference medicine. A generic medicine contains the same active substance(s) as the reference medicine, and is used at the same dose(s) to treat the same disease(s). For more information, see Generic and hybrid medicines.
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07/10/2021 Kriptazen - EMEA/V/C/004868 - IAIN/0005
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In new born calves:
- Prevention of diarrhoea due to diagnosed Cryptosporidium parvum, in farms with history of cryptosporidiosis,
Administration should start in the first 24 to 48 hours of age
- Reduction of diarrhoea due to diagnosed Cryptosporidium parvum.
Administration should start within 24 hours after the onset of diarrhoea.
In both cases, the reduction of oocysts excretion has been demonstrated.
Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) 13-15 July 202116/07/2021