Acepromazine is a tranquilizer commonly used to alleviate fear and anxiety.
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Acepromazine is a tranquilizer or sedative used to depress the central nervous system. This drug is commonly used to alleviate...
- motion sickness
Acepromazine is used frequently in pre-surgical procedures, in combination with other sedatives and anesthetics, to provide smoother sedation in surgery patients.
Acepromazine is classified as a phenothiazine neuroleptic, which means it modifies the chemicals in the brain to change a pet's behavior.
The exact mechanism of acepromazine is unknown, but it is thought to block the receptors of dopamine in the brain.
- Dopamine is a chemical messenger that controls movement, emotional response, and the ability to experience pain.
Acepromazine is available by prescription only.
Acepromazine is a very effective sedative.
When administered properly, acepromazine can control overly excited animals.
Acepromazine is available in two different sized tablets:
- 10 mg
- 25 mg
Acepromazine should not be used in animals with known allergies to this drug.
Use acepromazine with caution in animals with...
- Heart disease
- Seizure disorders
- Liver disease
Acepromazine is not recommended for use in Boxer breeds
Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals
Acepromazine can cause behavioral changes. Dogs may become aggressive or unusually nervous while taking acepromazine.
Acepromazine may lower the body temperature of some animals.
Acepromazine should not be used in combination with...
- Anti-diarrheal medications
Do not use acepromazine in conjunction with flea collars or any flea medication with organophosphates.
Acepromazine can cause increased organophosphate toxicity. If your dog has organic phosphate poisoning, which is caused by ingesting insecticides and some flea and tick medications, DO NOT administer acepromazine.
Details About Acepromazine
"Acepromazine is a tranquilizer commonly used to alleviate fear and anxiety."
Acepromazine Is Used To Treat These Symptoms
Possible Side Effects When Using Acepromazine
Low Blood Pressure
If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering acepromazine, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects
Allergic reactions and serious side effects when using acepromazine are rare.
In the case of an allergic reaction, contact your veterinarian. Some common signs of an allergic reaction or a serious side effect are...
- facial swelling
- breathing difficulties
- rashes or hives
Acepromazine should be used carefully in dogs with...
- Liver dysfunction
- Cardiac disease
- Acute hypotension
Acepromazine can cause behavioral changes. These changes may include uncharacteristic aggression. Caution should be used.
Our Information Is Not Intended To Replace The Advice Of Your Veterinarian
"Do not use our product information for diagnostic purposes. Always take your pet to your veterinarian to obtain a diagnosis and course of treatment. Only your veterinarian is qualified to assess all possible side effects, interactions, precautions, warnings and possible allergic reactions relating to the use of this product or drug with your pet."
Use acepromazine as directed by your veterinarian.
Follow the instructions on the prescription label.
Store acepromazine at room temperature.
If your pet is using acepromazine, allow constant access to plenty of water.
Can be given by mouth 45 minutes prior to some surgical procedures.
Acepromazine Dosage FAQs
In the case of a missed dose of acepromazine, give it as soon as you remember or just wait until it is time to give the next dose. DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF ACEPROMAZINE.
In the case of an overdose of acepromazine, seek attention from your veterinarian.
The following symptoms could be signs of an overdose...
- low blood pressure
- uncoordinated movements
- slow heart rate and breathing
- excessive drowsiness
From Our Vets
Acepromazine has been used in veterinary practice for decades as a tranquilizer and a pre-anesthetic agent. If you are traveling in a vehicle for a long distance with your pet, tranquilization can really improve the quality of your trip. When used correctly, this drug helps reduce anxiety and nausea associated with traveling. It is inexpensive and very effective. There are newer medications like Cerenia for motion sickness, but acepromazine is still an excellent option.