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Cerenia (Maropitant Citrate) Tablets for Dogs

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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
  • 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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    helps a lot

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    One of my dogs has Gastrointestinal issues. Every now and then he eats something that does not agree with him. I give him one of these pills and it stops the vomiting and nausea. It also lasts for 24 hours! These pills have been a life saver for poor Murphy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Hooray for chewy!!!

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    Love chewy ! One call to chewy and they handled getting my dogs prescription . They contact your vet And soon I got an email it was on it’s way. It doesn’t get any easier and the price was unbelievable.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Laws Are Too Strict

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    As far as Cerenia, it is a great product. I use sparingly and only as needed for a cat with Vomit issues every 10 days or so. Quarter tab relieves her nausea. have been driving to my vet a good 12 miles to get this medication. So I decide to order it from Chewy. I did not know any of this but it seems the laws for ordering Pet Meds are very complex. I thought scanning the Prescription signed by my vet would suffice, but instead I need to send the actual Prescription by Mail to Chewy or they have to speak with Vet to verify.This can be time consuming before they can actually get it Ok'd. This is not Chewy's fault. It's the Law. This is harder to get than my Prescriptions. It should be easier. As far as Cerenia, it is a great product. I use sparingly and only as needed for a cat with Vomit issues every 10 days or so. Quarter tab relieves her nausea. have been driving to my vet a good 12 miles to get this medication. So I decide to order it from Chewy. I did not know any of this but it seems the laws for ordering Pet Meds are very complex. I thought scanning the Prescription signed by my vet would suffice, but instead I need to send the actual Prescription by Mail to Chewy or they have to speak with Vet to verify.This can be time consuming before they can actually get it Ok'd. This is not Chewy's fault. It's the Law. This is harder to get than my Prescriptions. It should be easier. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    LIFESAVER for cat

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    1/4 tablet once a day has been a lifesaver for my cat. This medicine has helped his stomach issues and he no longer vomits daily. I recommend buying a pill splitter in the drug store to cut big pill into 4ths.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    It’s a must for my little rescue dog

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    My rescue has had so many internal problems. This medication eases her pain and discomfort. I’m all for that! Chewy price is so much more reasonable,I can order without it breaking the budget!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Controls the vomiting

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    My cat has no teeth but is a BIG eater. This medicine, fed every other day, has gone a long way toward controlling his vomiting. Added to that, he gets controlled portions of soft food or finely chopped chicken or tuna, and I rarely am cleaning the floor anymore. He does still present me with a hairball now and then, but that is to be expected. It also costs less than it does directly from vet!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Much needed medicine at a great price!

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    Our dogs both have collapsing treacheas. Cernia reduces the episodes of honking/coughing. We were delighted with the fast delivery and reasonable price. Thank you so much!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    It helps my senior girl!

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    Being able to order the cerenia from Chewy makes it easy and convenient and the pricing is good too. My 14yr old dachshund struggles with stomach issues among many other things and the cerenia really helps

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great anti-nausea medication

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    My cat takes this to counter-act the nausea side-effect for another medication and it does the trick. Buying it here is way cheaper than through my vet.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Vomiting Dog

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    My 15 yr. old Dach was throwing up all day long for 4 days. He had been on Cerenia before. So I order it on Chewy. It requires a prescription from your Vet. Chewy was quick in calling our Vet to get it so our sick little Dach could feel better. Chewy customer service people were very nice and we had the prescription the next day. All I can say is CHEWY IS AWESOME.

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