Elsevier: Papich: Saunders Handbook of VETERINARY DRUGS: Small and Large Animal: Client Handouts
Elsevier: Papich: Saunders Handbook of VETERINARY DRUGS: Small and Large Animal: Client Handouts

Client Handouts

  Acepromazine maleate
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Acepromazine maleate


Alprazolam (Xanax)

Aluminum hydroxide and aluminum carbonate

Amantadine (Symmetrel)


Amitriptyline hydrochloride (Elavil)

Amlodipine besylate (Norvasc)


Amoxicillin + clavulanate potassium (Clavamox)




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Bismuth subsalicylate (common brand names include Pepto Bismol)

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Gabapentin (Neurontin)

Glipizide (Glucotrol)

Glucosamine + chondroitin sulfate (Cosequin, Glycoflex, and other brands)

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Moxidectin (ProHeart)

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Orbifloxacin (Orbax)

Ormetoprim + sulfadimethoxine (Primor)

Oxazepam (Serax)

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Piroxicam (Feldene)

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Prednisolone and prednisolone acetate


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Ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac)

Rifampin (Rifadin, Rifampicin)


S-Adenosylmethionine (SAME)

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Selegiline hydrochloride (Anipryl; also known as Deprenyl)

Sildenafil citrate (Viagra)

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Trimethoprim + sulfamethoxazole

Tylosin (Tylocine, Tylan)

Ursodiol and ursodeoxycholic acid (Actigall, Ursodeoxycholic acid, or Urso)

Valproic acid or valproate sodium

Vitamin K

Voriconazole (Vfend)

Warfarin sodium (Coumadin)

Zonisamide (Zonegran)

This medication is prescibed for
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Acepromazine maleate
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Acepromazine maleate:
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Acepromazine is a tranquilizer and sedative drug used to calm activity and reduce excitement. It may also be prescribed to control vomiting. Your veterinarian may prescribe this drug prior to an anesthetic or surgical procedure to calm and sedate your pet.

Possible adverse effects:
  • Sedation (sleepiness)
  • Loss of balance and incoordination
  • With high doses it can cause low blood pressure, which can cause collapse (rarely)
  • In rare cases it can cause involuntary muscle movements that persist after drug has been given
  • Give this medication exactly as prescribed
  • Stop giving this medication and call your veterinarian immediately if any unusual signs are seen, particularly twitches or “tics” after administration
  • Keep away from children and animals
  • Keep the pet indoors while they are receiving this medication
  • Do not allow people to take this medication; it is a potent tranquilizer
  • Talk to your veterinarian about risks if this drug is being used to sedate a pet prior to an airplane ride. It may interfere with the animal’s ability to control its body temperature
  Do Not:
  • Give this medication to a debilitated, recently injured, or bleeding animal
  • Give this medication if your pet is taking another drug that reduces blood pressure
  • Place pet in extremely hot or cold temperatures while on this medication
  • Give this medication if your pet has been diagnosed with:
    • Low blood pressure
    • Other heart disease
    • Epilepsy or other causes of seizures
    • Irregular muscle contractions or twitching
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