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Solution for injection with sedative and analgesic properties

Category: Sedative

Species: Cattle, Horses

Active Ingredients: detomidine

Legal Category: POM-V


What is Hipnoton?

Hipnoton solution for injection, containing 8.36 mg/ml of detomidine, is used for the sedation and slight anaethesia of cattle and horses to facilitate facilitate phyical examinations and certain treatments.


Horses and Cattle:

  • For the sedation and slight analgesia to facilitate physical examinations and treatments such as minor surgical interventions.
  • Premedication prior to the administration of injectable or gaseous anaesthetics.

Detomidine can be used in the following cases:

  • Medical examinations (such as endoscopy, rectal and reproductive tract examinations, radiography).
  • Minor surgical procedures (such as dental or tendinous treatments, excision of skin tumours, treatment of teats or various injuries).
  • Before surgery or administration of medication (such as gastric intubation, shoeing).
  • For premedication prior to administration of injection- or inhalation anaesthetics.


  • Detomidine is a sedative with analgesic properties (α2-adrenergic agonist). The duration and intensity of the effect are dose dependent.
  • Detomidine can be given by slow i/v injection
  • Detomidine is rapidly absorbed after intramuscular injection
  • Short withdrawal times
  • Licensed for cattle and horses

Withdrawal Period

Meat and Offal2 days2 days

12 hours

12 hours

Pack Size

List NoUnit PackageCase Size
1HIP002 10 mL50