Acepromazine Maleate is a prescription medication for dogs who need tranquilization or for dogs who suffer from motion sickness. It’s used as a pre-anesthetic and as an anti-emetic to prevent vomiting due to motion sickness. This medication is not a pain reliever but can be used to sedate animals for minor procedures, such as nail trims. It comes in an uncoated tablet form, so you can easily hide it in a pill pocket and give it as a tasty treat or disguise it in your dog’s favorite wet food. Customers may receive this drug under the names PromAce, Aceproject.
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Acepromazine Tablets can be used as an aid in controlling intractable animals during examination, treatment, grooming, x-ray and minor surgical procedures.
Possible Side Effects
A few rare but serious occurrences of idiosyncratic reactions to acepromazine may occur in dogs following oral or parenteral administration. These potentially serious adverse reactions include behavioral disorders in dogs such as aggression, biting/chewing, and nervousness.
Drug & Food Interactions
Antacids and antidiarrheal medications may reduce the effectiveness of this medication. Before starting acepromazine, tell your veterinarian if your pet is currently taking phenytoin, antiarrhythmics like quinidine, or beta blockers such as propranolol. Other drug interactions may occur.
Tranquilizers 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, like other phenothiazine derivatives, is detoxified in the liver; therefore, it should be used with caution on animals with a previous history of liver dysfunction or leukopenia.
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