Acepromazine

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Acepromazine is used as a sedative and a pre-anesthetic agent. It also possesses the following properties: prevents vomiting, prevents muscle spasms, alleviates itching as a result of skin irritation and decreases temperature. Acepromazine may be used to help manage feline urinary tract disease.

How do I give this medication? medications

  • Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
  • If the medicine is a liquid, measure the dose with reasonable care.
  • Try to give this medication at about the same time each day.
  • DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed and do not give more often than directed. 

How do I store this medicine? 

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
  • Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.

  • Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.

 

What are the potential side effects?

    "Acepromazine may discolor your pet's urine, changing it to a pink or red-brown color."
  • Acepromazine may discolor your pet's urine, changing it to a pink or red-brown color.

  • Your pet may become drowsy while taking this medication.

  • Your pet may experience some constipation.

  • Your pet's blood pressure may decrease when on this medication, which may cause your pet to collapse. If this occurs, contact your veterinarian immediately.

  • Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.

 

Are there any possible drug interactions?

  • Make sure to tell your veterinarian if you are giving your pet any other medication or supplements.
  • Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

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