Acepromazine is a tranquilizer commonly used to alleviate fear and anxiety.

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Acepromazine Basics

Acepromazine is available by prescription only.  It is frequently used before surgery, (in combination with other sedatives and anesthetics), to provide smoother sedation in patients. It is classified as a phenothiazine neuroleptic, which means it modifies the chemicals in the brain to change a pet’s behavior. The exact mechanism of this medication 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. Acepromazine tablets come in two different strengths: 10 mg and 25 mg.

Acepromazine 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. Finally, be sure to store this product at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.

Acepromazine Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use if your pet has a known sensitivity to this drug. Use this medication with caution in animals suffering from heart disease, seizure disorders, and liver disease. Do not use in Boxer breeds or in pets that are pregnant or lactating. This medication may cause behavioral changes. 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.

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

Additional information

Prescription Strength

10 mg, 25mg