Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA)

Extralabel drug use algorithm

 
You made a careful diagnosis in the presence of a valid Veterinarian/Client/Patient Relationship. You are contemplating extralabel drug use. You must ask yourself...

Are the animals to be treated as food animals?
YES
Does a drug labeled for food animals exist which fulfills all of the following?:

  • Contains the needed ingredient,
  • In the proper dosage form,
  • Labeled for the indication,
  • And is clinically effective?
Yes No
NO
There are few restrictions on extralabel use in non-food animals. Does an animal drug exist which fulfills all of the following:
  • Contains the needed ingredient,
  • In the proper dosage form,
  • Labeled for the indication,
  • And is clinically effective?
Yes No