Acepromazine Injectable is a rapid acting, 10mg/mL concentration injectable used as a preanesthetic and tranquilizer for dogs, cats and horses with a low order of toxicity. Can be used as an aid in controlling intractable animals during examination, treatment, grooming, x-ray and minor surgical procedures. Its rapid action and lack of hypnotic effect are added advantages.
Dogs and Cats : Acepromazine Injection can be used as an aid in controlling intractable animals during
examination, treatment, grooming, x-ray and minor surgical procedures; to alleviate itching as a result of
skin irritation; as an antiemetic to control vomiting associated with motion sickness.
Acepromazine Injection is particularly useful as a preanesthetic agent (1) to enhance and prolong the
effects of barbiturates, thus reducing the requirements for general anesthesia; (2) as an adjunct to
surgery under local anesthesia.
Horses : Acepromazine Injection can be used as an aid in controlling fractious animals during
examination, treatment, loading and transportation. Particularly useful when used in conjunction with
local anesthesia for firing, castration, neurectomy, removal of skin tumors, ocular surgery and applying casts.
Possible Side Effects
Serious adverse reactions may occur such as behavioral disorders in dogs such as aggression, biting/chewing, and nervousness.
Drug & Food Interactions
Do not use Acepromazine Injection to control tremors associated with organic phosphate poisoning. Do not use in conjunction with organophosphorus vermifuges or ectoparasiticides, including flea collars. Do not use with procaine hydrochloride.
Tranquilizers, like Acepromazine Injectable, are potent central nervous system depressants and they can cause marked sedation with
suppression of the sympathetic nervous system.
Tranquilizers can produce prolonged depression or motor restlessness when given in excessive
amounts or when given to sensitive animals.
Tranquilizers are additive in action to the actions of other depressants and will potentiate general
anesthesia. Tranquilizers should be administered in smaller doses and with greater care during general
anesthesia and also to animals exhibiting symptoms of stress, debilitation, cardiac disease, sympathetic
blockade, hypovolemia or shock. Acepromazine Injection, like other phenothiazine derivatives, is
detoxified in the liver; therefore, it should be used with caution in animals with a previous history of
liver dysfunction or leukopenia.
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