Promace® (Acepromazine) is used as a sedative and a pre-anesthetic agent. Promace® (Acepromazine) may be used to help manage feline urinary tract disease and can also be used to prevent vomiting due to motion sickness.
Side effects may include incoordination, drowsiness and constipation. Promace®(Acepromazine) may discolor your pet’s urine to a pink or red-brown color. Your pet’s blood pressure may decrease which may cause your pet to collapse. If this occurs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Dogs and Cats
Promace® (Acepromazine) is used to sedate animals for minor procedures (e.g. grooming), control overly excitable animals, prevent vomiting, prevent muscle spasms, alleviate itching as a result of skin irritation and decrease temperature.
Promace® (Acepromazine) should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. Acepromazine should not be given to animals with strychnine or organophosphate poisoning or within one month of worming with an organophosphate agent. Do not use in conjunction with ectoparasiticides, including flea collars. The following drugs can potentially interact with acepromazine: kaolin-pectin, bismuth subsalicylate compounds, antacids, propranolol, phenytoin, quinidine, epinephrine, other CNS depressants, atropine, barbiturates, barbiturate anesthetics, aminoglycoside antibiotics, phenylpropanolamine, tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline), and procaine. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.