Cerenia can help your pet to feel better if he/she suffers from vomiting due to motion sickness or other medical problems. What is Cerenia? These are scored tablets that are given by mouth in order to control motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting. An injection of the same medication may be given by your veterinarian as necessary. What are the benefits of Cerenia? Generally well-tolerated and highly effective in preventing nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness. Scored tablets given once a day allow for easy and accurate dosing. Non-sedating. Formulated for: dogs who are 16 weeks and older can receive Cerenia. How is this medication given? This medication should be taken as prescribed by your veterinarian. In order to prevent motion sickness, administer Cerenia 2 hours before travel one time per day for up to 2 days. Usually, Cerenia is given once a day for up to 5 days based on your dogs body weight. Your dog should not eat 1 hour prior to travel. Do not give Cerenia with fatty foods such as meat or cheese. Cerenia is also available as an injection and can be given this way by your veterinarian as needed. How does this medication work? Cerenia is an antiemetic medication. Maropitant citrate is the active ingredient in Cerenia that works to block substance P which is a chemical in the brain that triggers vomiting. What results can I expect? Your pets nausea and vomiting should stop and he/she should not get motion sick in most cases if Cerenia is given as prescribed by your veterinarian. What form(s) does Cerenia come in? Cerenia is available for purchase as a scored tablet in various strengths in order to accommodate your pets body weight. Generic Name: Maropitant citrate (Common Drug Name) Common Brand Name: Cerenia Dose and Administration: Follow your veterinarians 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 for up to 5 days in order treat/control nausea and vomiting due to other causes. Dosing is usually determined by your dogs body weight. Call your veterinarian immediately if you have any questions regarding the use of Cerenia. This medication should be given only to the dog it has been prescribed for. Uses: Give Cerenia y to your dog as prescribed by your veterinarian in order to prevent motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting. Possible Side Effects: Side effects from Cerenia may occur although this medication is generally tolerated well. Drooling, lethargy, drowsiness, decreased appetite, and diarrhea have been reported. Other side effects are possible. Allergic reactions to Cerenia are rare but possible. Contact your veterinarian right away if your dogis acting unusual in any way after being given Cerenia. Drug and Food Interactions: Discuss other medications or supplements your pet is taking with your veterinarian in order to ensure that Cerenia can be given safely. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, some cardiac drugs, some anticonvulsants, and some behavioral medication may interact. Other drug interactions are possible. Precautions: Cerenia should not be given to dogs who ate allergic to maropitant citrate. Dogs less than 16 weeks old 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. Size: 60 mg.
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