The Cerenia Injection for dogs is used for the prevention and treatment of acute vomiting in dogs. The Cerenia injection for cats is used for the treatment of vomiting in cats. The active ingredient in Cerenia for dogs and cats is maropitant citrate.
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.
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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.
Side Effects: Side effects are not common but can include tiredness, drowsiness, trembling, lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.
There may be swelling or pain at the injection site.
Warnings: Do not give Cerenia to dogs who are allergic to maropitant citrate.
Do not give to dogs less than eight weeks old and cats less than four months old.
The use of Cerenia has not been evaluated in dogs or cats used for breeding, or in pregnant or lactating females or queens.
The safe use of Cerenia has not been evaluated in dogs or cats with gastrointestinal obstruction or that have ingested toxins.
Use with caution in patients with hepatic dysfunction.
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 Ingredients: Maropitant Citrate
Storage: Cerenia should be stored at controlled room temperature 68-77°F (20-25°C) with excursions between 59-86°F (15-30°C). After first vial puncture, Cerenia Injectable Solution should be stored at refrigerated temperature 36-46°F (2-8°C). Use within 90 days of first vial puncture. Stopper may be punctured a maximum of 25 times.