Acepromazine Injectable is a rapid acting, 10mg/mL concentration injectable used as a preanesthetic and tranquilizer for dogs, cats and horses with a low order of toxicity. Can be used as an aid in controlling intractable animals during examination, treatment, grooming, x-ray and minor surgical procedures. Its rapid action and lack of hypnotic effect are added advantages.
Dogs and Cats : Acepromazine Injection can be used as an aid in controlling intractable animals during examination, treatment, grooming, x-ray and minor surgical procedures; to alleviate itching as a result of skin irritation; as an antiemetic to control vomiting associated with motion sickness. Acepromazine Injection is particularly useful as a preanesthetic agent (1) to enhance and prolong the effects of barbiturates, thus reducing the requirements for general anesthesia; (2) as an adjunct to surgery under local anesthesia.
Possible Side EffectsSerious adverse reactions may occur such as behavioral disorders in dogs such as aggression, biting/chewing, and nervousness.
Drug & Food InteractionsDo not use Acepromazine Injection to control tremors associated with organic phosphate poisoning. Do not use in conjunction with organophosphorus vermifuges or ectoparasiticides, including flea collars. Do not use with procaine hydrochloride.
PrecautionsTranquilizers, like Acepromazine Injectable, are potent central nervous system depressants and they can cause marked sedation with suppression of the sympathetic nervous system. Tranquilizers can produce prolonged depression or motor restlessness when given in excessive amounts or when given to sensitive animals. Tranquilizers are additive in action to the actions of other depressants and will potentiate general anesthesia. Tranquilizers should be administered in smaller doses and with greater care during general anesthesia and also to animals exhibiting symptoms of stress, debilitation, cardiac disease, sympathetic blockade, hypovolemia or shock. Acepromazine Injection, like other phenothiazine derivatives, is detoxified in the liver; therefore, it should be used with caution in animals with a previous history of liver dysfunction or leukopenia.