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Cerenia Tablets

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Description

Cerenia Tablets for dogs is an FDA-Approved, effective way to prevent your dog from vomiting due to motino sickness. Its active ingredient, maropitant citrate, blocks the dog's signal to vomit when caused by motion sickness.

Medical Use

Cerenia is indicated for the prevention of acute vomiting and prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs. It is intended for use in dogs 8 weeks of age or older.

Animals Treated

Dogs

Key Benefits

  • Great for hot spots, rashes
  • 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 motionsickness in dogs. Vomiting occurs when a certain substance called substance P in the brain is triggered. Maropitantcitrate, the ingredient in Cerenia, blocks substance P thus controlling the vomiting reaction.


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    Ingredients

    Active Ingredient

    Maropitant citrate

    Directions

    View Cerenia package insert.

    Dosage & Administration

    Cerenia exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. For prevention of motion sickness, Cerenia should be given 2 hours before traveling, but you should not feed your pet for at least 1 hour before giving Cerenia. Blood tests or other medical evaluations may be required by your veterinarian to monitor your pet.

    Quick Tips

    • For prevention of acute vomiting, Cerenia should be given orally at a minimum dose of 2 mg/kg body weight once daily for up to 5 consecutive days.
    • For prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness, Cerenia should be given orally at a minimum dose of 8 mg/kg body weight once daily for up to 2 consecutive days. Dogs should be fasted 1 hour prior to administration of tablets. Administer 2 hours before travel.
    • Use only as directed on package or instructions given by your veterinarian.

    Dosage Tables

    Acute Vomiting Prevention

    Weight (lbs.)Dosage
    2.2-8.81/2 tablet (16 mg)
    8.9-17.61 tablet (16 mg)
    17.7-26.41 tablet (24 mg)
    26.5-52.82 tablets (24 mg)
    52.9-66.01 tablet (60 mg)
    66.1-132.02 tablets (60 mg)

    Vomiting Prevention Due to Motion Sickness

    Weight (lbs.)Dosage
    2.21/2 tablet (16 mg)
    2.3-3.31/2 tablet (24 mg)
    3.4-4.41 tablet (16 mg)
    4.5-6.61 tablet (24 mg)
    6.7-8.82 tablets (16 mg)
    8.9-13.22 tablets (24 mg)
    13.3-16.51 tablet (60 mg)
    16.6-22.01/2 tablet (160 mg)
    22.1-33.02 tablets (60 mg)
    33.1-44.01 tablet (160 mg)
    44.1-66.01 1/2 tablets (160 mg)
    66.1-88.02 tablets (160 mg)
    88.1-132.03 tablets (160 mg)

    Storage

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

    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.

    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.

    Use with caution in patients with hepatic dysfunction because Cerenia Injectable Solution is metabolized by CYP3A, CYP2D15 (dogs) and CYP1A (cats) enzymes. The influence of concomitant drugs that may inhibit the metabolism of Cerenia Injectable Solution has not been evaluated. Cerenia Injectable Solution is highly protein bound. Use with caution with other medications that are highly protein bound. The concomitant use of Cerenia Injectable Solution with other protein bound drugs has not been studied in dogs or cats. Commonly used protein bound drugs include NSAIDs, cardiac, anticonvulsant, and behavioral medications. Drug compatibility should be monitored in patients requiring adjunctive therapy.

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

    The safe use of Cerenia Injectable Solution has not been evaluated in dogs or cats used for breeding, or in pregnant or lactating bitches or queens.

    Possible Side Effects

    If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Cerenia and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; hives); sudden onset of diarrhea; vomiting; shock; seizures; coma. Other less serious side effects may occur. If any of the following side effects occur, continue to give Cerenia and talk to your veterinarian: drooling, lethargy, drowsiness. Side effects other than those listed in this guide may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.

    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.3 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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