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Acepromazine® (Promace®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Acepromazine is a tranquilizer, and is labeled for use to sedate animals for minor procedures (e.g., nail trims), alleviate itching, and prevent vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs and cats. It may also be used prior to anesthesia and surgery. It is not a pain reliever. Dose varies widely between individuals. Can make aggressive tendencies worse or more unpredictable. Do not use in animals with liver disease, a history of seizures, or in those who are pregnant. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences excessive sedation, pale gums, unconsciousness, or seizures while being treated with acepromazine.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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