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Acepromazine (Generic) Tablets for Pets


Why has my veterinarian prescribed Acepromazine Tablets?

Acepromazine is a medication used as a sedative and pre-anesthetic. It also helps prevent vomiting and muscle spasms, lower temperature, and relieve itching due to skin irritation. This medication is also prescribed to help manage feline urinary tract disease.


How do I give Acepromazine Tablets?

  • Administer Acepromazine as directed by your veterinarian.
  • If you have Acepromazine in liquid form, measure each dose carefully.
  • Try to give this medication at the same time each day.
  • DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
  • DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.


If I miss a dose, what do I do?

If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.


How do I store Acepromazine Tablets? 

Keep this medicine out of reach of children.


Store this medicine at room temperature in dry, cool place. Keep this medication away from heat and direct sunlight.


Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. The medicine can break down if exposed to moisture or heat.


What are the potential side effects of Acepromazine Tablets?

When giving your pet Acepromazine you may notice that your pet’s urine is discolored and looks pink or red-brown in color.


Drowsiness may occur when your pet takes this medicine.


Your pet may become constipated.


Acepromazine may lower your pet’s blood pressure and that may cause your pet to collapse. If this happens, contact your veterinarian immediately.


Other side effects may occur. Contact your veterinarian if you notice anything unusual.


What about possible drug interactions?

Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications you are giving your pet.


It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.


Animals with strychnine or organophosphate poisoning should not receive Acepromazine.


Acepromazine should not be given to animals within one month of worming with an organophosphate agent.


Acepromazine may interact with the following drugs: kaolin-pectin, bismuth subsalicylate compounds, antacids, propranolol, phenytoin, quinidine, epinephrine, other CNS depressants, atropine, barbiturates, barbiturate anesthetics, aminoglycoside antibiotics, phenylpropanolamine, tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline), and procaine.


Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.


You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Acepromazine Tablets for Pets by following the link below:

Acepromazine Client Information Sheet*


If you have questions or concerns about Acepromazine Tablets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.


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