Acepromazine is used as a tranquilizer/sedative for dogs, cats and horses as well as to control vomiting associated with motion sickness. May also be given before administration of an anesthetic.
Acepromazine has also been used to treat itching as a result of skin irritation in dogs, cats and horses.
In horses, Acepromazine can be used to help control unruly animals as well as in conjunction with local anesthesia for various procedures and treatments.
Disposal of Unused Prescription Medications
- Return unwanted or unused medications to Revival Animal Health in person, or visit www.disposemymeds.org to find a pharmacy near you.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
Learn more about disposal of unused prescription medications here
Disposal of Medical Sharps
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of Sharps Container
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
Our pharmacy hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. − 4:30 p.m. CST.
Use cautiously and in smaller doses in animals with liver problems, mild cardiac disease, or general debilitation. Because it lowers blood pressure, acepromazine is suggested to not be used in patients with significant cardiac disease, low blood circulation, hypotension or shock. Acepromazine has been said to decrease platelet aggregation and its use is generally avoided in patients with blood disorders such as coagulopathies or thrombocytopenia.
Unless your veterinarian instructs, don't give other medicines with this drug to tranquilize or sedate your animal.
Acepromazine has been shown to decrease tear production in cats.
May give urine a pinkish to red-brown color.
In male horses penile protrusion may occur, be sure penis is not injured.
Overdoses can be very dangerous. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
Active Ingredient: Acepromazine
Storage: Protect from light. Tablets should be stored in tight containers.