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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.

Key Benefits

  • Prevents acute vomiting and vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs
  • Comes in 4 different size tablets for various weight classes
  • Once a day dosing
  • Non-sedating

How It Works

Cerenia is considered an antiemetic. It helps control acute vomiting and vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs. Vomiting occurs when a certain substance called substance P in the brain is triggered. Maropitant citrate, the ingredient in Cerenia, blocks substance P thus controlling the vomiting reaction.

Indications

CERENIA (maropitant citrate) Tablets are indicated for the prevention of acute vomiting and the prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs. CERENIA (maropitant citrate) Injectable Solution is indicated for the prevention and treatment of acute vomiting in dogs and for the treatment of vomiting in cats.

Ingredients

Active Ingredient

Maropitant citrate

Directions

View Cerenia Drug Facts Sheet.

For Prevention of Acute Vomiting (Cerenia Tablets)

For Prevention of Acute Vomiting in dogs 2-7 months of age: Administer Cerenia Tablets orally at a minimum dose of 2 mg/kg (0.9 mg/lb) body weight once daily for up to 5 consecutive days (see Warnings and Animal Safety).

For Prevention of Acute Vomiting in dogs 7 months of age and older: Administer Cerenia Tablets orally at a minimum dose of 2 mg/kg (0.9 mg/lb) body weight once daily until resolution of acute vomiting.

If vomiting persists despite treatment, the case should be re-evaluated. Cerenia is most effective in preventing acute vomiting associated with chemotherapy if administered prior to the chemotherapeutic agent.

For prevention of acute vomiting, dispense whole or half tablets in strength(s) that most closely result in a 2 mg/kg dose:
Dog body weight Number of Tablets
Pounds Kilograms 16 mg 24 mg 60 mg
8 4 1/2
15 8 1
25 12 1
50 24 2
65 30 1
130 60 2

For Prevention of Vomiting Due to Motion Sickness in dogs 4 months and older (Cerenia Tablets)

For Prevention of Vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs 4 months of age and older: Administer Cerenia Tablets orally at a minimum dose of 8 mg/kg (3.6 mg/lb) body weight once daily for up to 2 consecutive days (see Warnings and Animal Safety).

Administer Cerenia Tablets a minimum of two hours prior to travel with a small amount of food to mitigate vomiting associated with administration of the dose on an empty stomach; however, refrain from feeding a full meal prior to travel.

Prevention of Vomiting Due to Motion Sickness in Dogs 4 months of age and older:Dispense whole or half tablets in strengths that most closely result in an 8 mg/kg dose once daily for up to 2 consecutive days:

Dog body weight Number of Tablets
Pounds Kilograms 16 mg 24 mg 60 mg 160 mg
2 1 1/2
3 1.5 1/2
4 2 1
6 3 1
8 4 2
13 6 2
16 7.5 1
22 10 1/2
33 15 2
44 20 1
66 30 1 1/2
88 40 2
132 60 3

Caution:

Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Warnings:

Not for use in humans. Keep out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice. Topical exposure may elicit localized allergic skin reactions in some individuals. Repeated or prolonged exposure may lead to skin sensitization. Wash hands with soap and water after administering drug. Cerenia is also an ocular irritant. In case of accidental eye exposure, flush with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention.

In puppies younger than 11 weeks of age, histological evidence of bone marrow hypocellularity was observed at higher frequency and greater severity in puppies treated with Cerenia compared to control puppies. In puppies 16 weeks and older, bone marrow hypocellularity was not observed (see Animal Safety).

Precautions:

The safe use of Cerenia Tablets has not been evaluated in dogs or cats used for breeding, or in pregnant or lactating bitches or queens. The safe use of Cerenia Injectable Solution has not been evaluated in dogs or cats with gastrointestinal obstruction or that have ingested toxins.

Cerenia Tablets causes dose related decreases in appetite and body weight (see Animal Safety). To maximize therapeutic potential of Cerenia Tablets, the underlying cause of vomiting should be identified and addressed in dogs receiving Cerenia Tablets.

Storage

Store Cerenia at controlled room temperature (68° -77° F). Keep this medication out of the reach of children and other pets.

FAQ

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 preanesthetic.

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

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.
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.
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.

Car sickness is a type of motion sickness. Your dog can experience this sickness on boats, trains, planes and the like - not just in cars!

In dogs, car sickness is most likely linked to the centers of the brain that control balance and process motion. It can also be related to fear and anxiety about car rides.

Motion sickness affects up to 20% of dogs. While dog car sickness is its most common form, motion sickness can occur while traveling on planes, trains and other vehicles. Signs of car sickness in dogs can include drooling, excessive lip licking, pacing, vomiting, yawning and more.
In dogs, car sickness (motion sickness) is most likely linked to the centers of the brain that control balance and process motion. It can also be related to fear and anxiety about car rides.
Motion sickness in dogs can produce any number of signs, such as drooling, dry heaving, excessive lip licking, excessive panting, inactivity, pacing, restlessness, shaking, vomiting, whining and yawning.
If your dog's stomach is empty before the ride, that can help ease your pup's car sickness. Making frequent stops can also help. But Cerenia is veterinarians' first choice for preventing vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs.2 It's the first and only veterinary FDA-Approved medication for canine motion sickness.
Cerenia Tablets is the first and only FDA-Approved medication for canine motion sickness. And it's veterinarians' #1 choice for preventing vomiting from motion sickness in dogs.
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.
Cerenia starts working quickly to prevent or treat your dog's vomiting. It's effective for about 24 hours.
In clinical studies of Cerenia, common adverse reactions noted were hypersalivation, drowsiness, lethargy, anorexia and diarrhea.
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.

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