Ease your pets motion sickness and anxiety with Acepromazine. What is Acepromazine? Acepromazine is a prescription tranquilizer. Acepromazine is used to sedate animals for minor procedures (e.g, nail trims) and has also been used to prevent vomiting due to motion sickness. It is also used prior to anesthesia as a pre-anesthetic. What are the benefits of Acepromazine? Prescription tranquilizer sedates animals for minor procedures including nail trims May be used prior to anesthesia. Formulated for: Acepromazine can be given to dogs and cats. How is this medication given? Acepromazine tablets are given by mouth. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed. How does this medication work? Acepromazine is a tranquilizer that depresses certain activity of the central nervous system and causes sedation and muscle relaxation. What results can I expect? Oral acepromazine will not reach its maximum effective level until approximately one hour after administration. The effect may last up to 12 hours. The effects vary markedly among dog breeds. Collies, Australian shepherds, greyhounds and giant breeds may be more sensitive to this medication. What form(s) does Acepromazine come in? tablets Generic Name: Acepromazine is a generic medication. Dose and Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Acepromazine should be given 45 minutes to 1 hour prior to the procedure for the medication to take effect. Do not stop this medication or change your pet™s dosage without consulting with your veterinarian. Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication. Possible Side Effects: Stop giving acepromazine and seek emergency veterinary medical care in the event of rare allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue; or face; or hives). Other, less serious side effects that have been reported but may resolve with continued treatment. Continue to give acepromazine and notify your veterinarian if your pet show signs of sedation, depression, incoordination, low blood pressure, slower heart rate and breathing. Other side effects are possible. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal. Drug and Food Interactions: Before giving acepromazine, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given phenytoin, antiarrhythmics such as quinidine and beta blockers such as propranolol. Antidiarrheal medications and antacids may reduce the effectiveness of acepromazine. Other drug interactions may occur. Precautions: Acepromazine should be used with caution in aggressive animals, as it can make their behavior unpredictable. Acepromazine may color the urine pink or reddish brown-don't let this alarm you. Acepromazine has no pain-relieving properties. Not for use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to it or other phenothiazines. Use with caution in debilitated or geriatric animals and those with liver or heart disease. Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals (female animals nursing their young) unless benefits outweigh the risks. Do not use in animals with hypovolemia (low blood volume), anemia, or shock. Do not use in animals with tetanus or strychnine toxicity. May cause seizures. Do not use with animals known to have seizures or are having medical procedures known to cause seizures (e.g, myelograms). Storage: Store in a tight, light resistant, childproof container at room temperature and out of reach from children and pets. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Acepromazine. Please Note: Picture displayed may not depict actual product. Any represented trademarks are property of the respective companies. Size: 25 mg.
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