Are there any contraindications with other medication or supplements?
We are currently unaware of any adverse drug interactions with RetroMAD1. RetroMAD1 has always been administered alongside conventional/supplementary treatment in our trials without any restrictions. It is possible that RetroMAD1 protein’s relatively large size (37kDA) reduces the likehood of unwanted interactions with other drugs.
My cat is refusing to take RetroMAD1, can I mix it with food to help intake?
Though RetroMAD1 is odourless and tasteless, in rare cases cats may refuse to take it. In such situations, administering RetroMAD1 with abit of tuna juice or milk is acceptable.
Do I really have to refrigerate RetroMAD1?
RetroMAD1 is actually thermostable. It has been shown to retain its antiviral efficacy even when kept at room temperature up to a year. The reason why we strongly encourage refrigeration is to delay the onset of bacterial contamination/growth (thus extending its shelf life), as it is a protein after all. This is particularly important once the bottle has started use.
How long will the supplied RetroMAD1 last for?
The supplied RetroMAD1 should be sufficient to last for 3 months, the current intended treatment duration for FIV and FeLV.
How long should I treat my cat with RetroMAD1?
After completing a 3-month RetroMAD1 treatment regime, pet owners may choose to discontinue RetroMAD1 treatment if the cat has made a complete recovery of clinical symptoms. They may also opt to continue on with treatment if there is slower recovery of clinical symptoms or just for peace of mind (see post-treatment section).
RetroMAD1 does not seem to be working?
While RetroMAD1 is a highly promising drug, please understand that it is not a “miracle” drug; there are some cases who unfortunately do not appear respond to RetroMAD1 treatment. There are many factors beyond the scope of RetroMAD1’s mode of action which can affect the extent and rate of the cat’s recovery.
Can I increase the dosage of RetroMAD1 if I don’t see improvement?
Our past trial results are based on a dosing of 0.05ml/kg twice a day. Pet owners may consider increasing this to 0.075 to 0.1ml/kg twice a day should no improvement/disease progression be observed after 2-weeks, keeping in mind that this will accelerate depletion of the supplied RetroMAD1. The increased dosing is still well within safety margins as determined by our target animal safety studies in cats. Any changes in dosing must be documented in the provided scoring form and dated.