Acepromazine COMPOUND


Acepromazine COMPOUND is used to alleviate fear and anxiety.

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Acepromazine Compound Basics

Acepromazine compound is available by prescription only. It is a tranquilizer, or sedative, used to depress the central nervous system. It helps alleviate anxiety, fear, and motion sickness. As a result, acepromazine is frequently used in pre-surgical procedures to provide smoother sedation in surgery patients. This medication is classified as a phenothiazine neuroleptic, which means it modifies the chemicals in the brain to change a pet’s behavior. The exact mechanism is unknown, but it is thought to block the receptors of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical messenger that controls movement, emotional response, and the ability to experience pain. This specially formulated compound is available as a capsule and transdermal ear cream.

Our pharmacists specially formulate all PetMart Pharmacy compounds to meet the needs of your pet. Please contact us if you need another form, strength, or flavor of this compound. All compounds ship within 1 day of preparation according to their specific temperature requirements.

Acepromazine Compound Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label. Provide constant access to water while administering acepromazine to your pet. If using prior to surgery, give this medication 45 minutes before the procedure. Store at room temperature. In addition, be sure to keep this product protected from light and moisture.

Acepromazine Compound Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use if your pet has a known sensitivity to this drug. Do not use in Boxer breeds or in pets that are pregnant or lactating. Use this medication with caution in animals suffering from heart disease, seizure disorders, and liver disease.  This medication may cause behavioral changes. Therefore, dogs may become aggressive or unusually nervous while taking this medication. It may also lower the body temperature of some animals. Do not use acepromazine in conjunction with flea collars or any flea medication that contains organophosphates, as it can increase organophosphate toxicity. This medication may interact with some other medications. Therefore, you should inform your veterinarian of any medications your pet may be taking, especially narcotics, barbiturates, propranolol, epinephrine, antacids, or anti-diarrheal medications.

Please contact us at (877)220-6337 if you have any additional questions regarding this product or if you would like to speak directly to one of our pharmacists. 

Additional information


Capsule, Transdermal Ear Cream

Prescription Strength

1mg, 2.5mg, 5mg/0.1mL, 1mL Syringe