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Cerenia (Maropitant Citrate) Tablets for Dogs

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Strength: 16-mg
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Description

Cerenia is the first and only FDA-approved medication prescribed by veterinarians for dogs to help treat and help prevent vomiting caused by motion sickness. Each tablet is scored, allowing for easy and accurate dosing. As many as 1 in 5 dogs suffer from canine motion sickness, so whether you are taking your furry friend to the vet or going on a road trip together, Cerenia tablets are the number one choice among veterinarians to help stop your pal from feeling sick.

Uses

Cerenia (Maropitant Citrate) tablets are indicated for the prevention of acute vomiting and the prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs.

Possible Side Effects

Incidences of depression/lethargy, anorexia, hypersalivation, vomiting, diarrhea, ataxia, and trembling have been reported.

Drug & Food Interactions

No adverse reactions were observed from the concurrent use of Cerenia with other medications.

Precautions

Cerenia should not be given to dogs who are allergic to maropitant citrate. Dogs less than 16 weeks old also cannot take Cerenia. The safety of use in pregnant or nursing dogs is unknown. Cerenia should be used with caution in dogs with liver disease.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146224
  • Brand

    Cerenia

  • Common Brand Name(s)

    Cerenia

  • Generic Name

    Maropitant Citrate

  • Dosage Measure

    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.

  • For Use With

    Dogs

  • Brand

    Zoetis

  • Product Form

    Tablet

  • Health Condition

    Motion Sickness, Vomiting

  • Drug Type

    Antiemetic

Ingredients
Ingredients

Maropitant Citrate.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Follow your veterinarian's precise directions. Give Cerenia by mouth 2 hours before you travel for up to 2 days for prevention of motion sickness. This medication is also used once a day in order treat nausea and vomiting due to other causes.

Storage Instructions

Cerenia Tablets should be stored at controlled room temperature 68° - 77°F.

FAQ

What is Cerenia for dogs?

Cerenia is an antiemetic, which means it can help prevent vomiting. For dogs, veterinarians may prescribe Cerenia to prevent vomiting from car sickness (motion sickness), or to safely and effectively treat acute vomiting.

Veterinarians also use Cerenia Injectable in dogs to help prevent vomiting before surgery when opioids are used as a pre-anesthetic.

Cerenia is available for dogs as a tablet you can give your dog at home to prevent car sickness or to extend the therapy time after your dog receives an injection. For acute vomiting, Cerenia is available as an injection that your veterinarian administers.

What is acute vomiting in dogs?

Many things can cause vomiting in dogs, including toxins, various drugs, diseases or even parasitic infections. And, well, we all know that dogs vomit sometimes. Acute vomiting is when vomiting suddenly happens and can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. Many times, a dog may keep vomiting even after the stomach is empty of everything except bile. If your pet experiences acute vomiting, contact your veterinarian.

Does Cerenia cause drowsiness?

Cerenia is non-sedating, which means it doesn’t cause drowsiness. So when you reach your destination, your buddy will be his or her usual self. This is different from medications such as Benadryl and Dramamine, which may cause drowsiness and are not FDA-approved for vomiting in dogs.

What is the difference between Cerenia and Benadryl or Dramamine?

Cerenia is the first and only FDA-approved anti-vomiting medication for dogs. Unlike Benadryl and Dramamine, Cerenia doesn’t cause drowsiness, is available in multiple dosing sizes and has been clinically tested to safely prevent vomiting in dogs.

How does Cerenia work?

The active ingredient of Cerenia is maropitant citrate, a neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor antagonist. Maropitant blocks the action of substance P — a neurotransmitter involved in vomiting — in the central nervous system. By blocking substance P from binding to the NK1 receptor, maropitant can prevent vomiting.

How long does Cerenia last?

Cerenia starts working quickly to prevent or treat your dog’s vomiting. It’s effective for about 24 hours.

What are the side effects of Cerenia?

In clinical studies of Cerenia, common adverse reactions noted were hypersalivation, drowsiness, lethargy, anorexia, and diarrhea.

How do I give my dog Cerenia?

The dose of Cerenia to be given depends on whether it is being prescribed to prevent vomiting from car sickness or to prevent acute vomiting at home. Be sure to follow your veterinarian’s recommendations for Cerenia as prescribed.

To prevent vomiting from car sickness, give your dog Cerenia with a small amount of food 2 hours before traveling. You can do this once a day for up to 2 days in a row.

To prevent acute vomiting at home, you can give Cerenia once daily:

  • To puppies 2–7 months old, daily for up to 5 days in a row
  • To dogs older than 7 months, daily for as long as prescribed by your veterinarian

Can I give Cerenia to my puppy?

To prevent vomiting from car sickness, you can give Cerenia to puppies 4 months and older. For prevention of acute vomiting, you can give Cerenia to puppies 2 months and older.

How often can I give Cerenia to my dog?

When using it to prevent vomiting from car sickness, you may give your dog Cerenia once a day for up to 2 days in a row.

For preventing acute vomiting at home, you can give Cerenia once daily:

  • To puppies 2–7 months old, daily up to 5 days in a row
  • To dogs older than 7 months, daily for as long as prescribed by your veterinarian

Where can I get Cerenia?

Cerenia is a prescription medication available through veterinarians. Talk with your veterinarian about whether Cerenia might help your pet.

What is Cerenia Injectable?

Cerenia Injectable is used to treat acute vomiting in dogs and cats. It will be administered to your pet at your veterinarian’s practice.

Veterinarians also use Cerenia Injectable to help prevent vomiting in dogs before surgery when opioids are used as a pre-anesthetic.

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  • Thank Goodness!!

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    My little beagle started getting car sick around 5-6 months old. I tried Dramamine like the vet had suggested and it didn't work at all, just made her very drowsy. Then after talking to another vet at an emergency appointment they prescribed this for Kimber. Worked like a charm!! So thankful!! Give it an hour before a car ride. She still gets some anxiety when we go in the car however. But hopefully with time that will resolve.

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  • Works for my dog with pancreatitis

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    A couple times of year, my diabetic and pancreatitis prone corgi gets tummy upsets. Once I ruled out that it was a pancreatitis flare-up with bloodwork at the vet, she recommended I pick up some of this to keep handy whenever he seems to feel a little queasy. Takes a while to kick in but got him back to feeling like himself.

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  • Cerenia works for cats, too

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    My cat with pancreatic/liver cancer is on one 16 mg tab a day (he's a fairly big boy--15 lbs). I tried 8 mg for months with success, but he actually can have 16 mg, and by golly, he started needing the 16! Glad it's less expensive here. I may try to talk my vet into prescribing the 60 mg for me so I can divide them into four 15 mg pieces. Even less pricey.

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  • works - but is too expensive for long term use

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    It probably works as an anti nausea - doesn't give an immediate relief. Not sure if it's any better than a pepcid. I would ask your vet for a sample to see if it helps before buying. The cost of course is exorbitant so if you need to use if for long term nausea from kidney / liver disease suggest buying the 60mg and cutting it into 1/4th, although the pills aren't manufactured to easily cut them in smaller increments than 1/2.

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  • Most frustrating experience ever

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    Despite all my attempts to get an invoice with my pet's name on it for my insurance, nobody has helped or care. Can't believe that after being a client for a while and getting my dog's food with you. You rather are letting me go

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  • Amazing Product

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    Our Hospice cat is still thriving after TWO YEARS thanks to this product. It has treated his nausea as well as inflammatory liver, thus increasing his appetite. So glad Chewy is carrying it ! Thanks Chewy for making it affordable long term.

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  • Kitty feels much better.

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    My elderly kitty has been on this for about a year and a half. He never throws up anymore unless I accidentally miss a dose. He has been able to put on a few pounds. The only thing I don't like is that the pills need to be cut into fourths and sometimes they crumble, hopefully they come out with smaller pills.

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  • Cerenia helps.

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    I have to give one of my dogs Atopica for two auto-immune diseases that she has. The Cerenia allows her to keep the medicine down as it otherwise upsets her stomach.

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  • So convenient!

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    My vet and I recently decided to put my kitty on cerenia long term for IBD. I didn't want to have to keep driving to my vet's office so decided to see if Chewy carried this product and they do. The ordering piece was simple and they even emailed me with an update prior to shipping letting me know they contacted my vet. The process was a breeze and product as expected. I definitely recommend this site!

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  • Ceneria IS GREAT

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    My dog Sammie has been on Cerenia for 2 years. Chewy has the very best prices and good service goes along with it.

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