Chlorpheniramine maleate for dogs and cats

Chlorpheniramine Maleate (Chlor-Trimeton®) for Dogs and Cats

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Overview of Chlorpheniramine Maleate for Dogs and Cats

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Key Points About Giving Chlorpheniramine to Your Dog or Cat

  • Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine used to control pruritus (itching) and other allergy-related problems, treat motion sickness in dogs, and as a sedative.
  • Advantages of use include the low cost, over-the-counter availability in most pharmacies, and convenient pill sizes.
  • Its use is limited due to its overall ineffectiveness to control significant symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is often better at preventing symptoms than controlling a significant problem. There are more effective drugs on the market to treat allergies.
  • Chlorpheniramine is unpalatable in cats, making it an unpopular choice. The pill can be hidden in cat food or tuna.
  • A prescription is not needed for chlorpheniramine, but should be administered under the guidance of a licensed veterinarian.
  • Chlorpheniramine is commonly combined with other drugs that can be toxic to your pet. When buying chlorpheniramine at the pharmacy, ensure that it is the only ingredient (unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian).
  • The most common side effect is sedation.
  • It is available as a chewable tablet, regular tablet, extended relief, oral syrup, or as an injection.
  • You should see therapeutic benefits within 48 hours of initiating therapy.

Brand Names and Other Names of Chlorpheniramine

Uses of Chlorpheniramine for Dogs and Cats

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Precautions and Side Effects

Drug and Laboratory Interactions

How Chlorpheniramine Is Supplied and Stored

Dosing Information of Chlorpheniramine for Dogs and Cats