Virbac has launched Vetemex (maropitant), an antiemetic for the treatment and prevention of vomiting and nausea in cats and dogs.

Vetemex has a 56-day broached shelf life and uses benzyl alcohol as the excipient, rather than metacresol.

Virbac points to a study in which benzyl alcohol achieved a 78% reduction in pain score immediately post-injection, and a 53% reduction in pain score in the 2-minute period post-injection, compared to Metacresol1.

Vetemex is presented in a 20ml bottle and is available from the veterinary wholesalers now.  

Claire Lewis, Product Manager at Virbac said: "Vetemex is a valuable addition to the already extensive Virbac portfolio. We are pleased to be able to offer vets this new, and more comfortable to administer, antiemetic option."

For more information on Vetemex, speak to your Virbac Territory Manager. 


  1. Deckers N, Ruigrok CA, Verhoeve HP, et al. Comparison of pain response after subcutaneous injection of two maropitant formulations to beagle dogs. Veterinary Record Open 2018;5:e000262.

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