What is Acepromazine Injectable?
Acepromazine Injectable is a tranquilizer and may also be used to relax or sedate animals.
Who is it for?
Acepromazine Injectable is for horses.
What are the benefits?
||Prescription tranquilizer containing the active ingredient acepromazine maleate
||Acepromazine Injectable is most often used to sedate animals for minor procedures
||Acepromazine may also be used with local anesthetics as a preanesthetic
Acepromazine Injectable contains the active ingredient, acepromazine maleate. Acepromazine is used as a tranquilizer for nervous or fractious horses. It may be used in conjunction with local anesthetics as a preanesthetic, prior to anesthesia and surgery. Please order needles and syringes separately. For horses.
How does Acepromazine Injectable work?
Acepromazine Injectable is a tranquilizer that affects the central nervous system by depressing certain chemical activity in the brain. It does not provide analgesia (pain relief).
Is there a generic equivalent available?
Yes. Acepromazine Injectable
How is it given?
Acepromazine Injectable may be given subcutaneously (subQ, under the skin) or intramuscularly (IM, into the muscle). Always use a new sterile needle and syringe for each injection. When finished, place the needle and syringe in a puncture-resistant container.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
What results can I expect?
Acepromazine Injectable acts rapidly to produce a calming effect. Allow 15 minutes to achieve the maximum effect.
What form(s) does it come in?
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Common Drug Name
What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Acepromazine Injectable for my horse?
Talk to your veterinarian about what type of outcome is expected. Have your veterinarian explain the other treatment options that may be available to treat your horse's condition.
Tell your veterinarian if your horse has liver disease or a blood disease.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your horse is taking, or if your horse has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
What is the most important information I should know?
Acepromazine Injectable, at higher doses, can cause incoordination and sedation. Be cautious in handling horses that have been given Acepromazine Injectable
Who should not take it?
Not for use in horses hypersensitive (allergic) to it or other phenothiazines. Use with caution in debilitated or geriatric horses, and those with liver or heart disease, or low white blood cell counts. Avoid use in foals and pregnant or lactating horses unless benefits outweigh the risks. Do not use in breeding stallions. Do not use in horses with dehydration, anemia, or shock. Do not use in horses with tetanus, or organophosphate or strychnine toxicity. Do not use in horses known to have seizures or are having medical procedures known to cause seizures (e.g., myelograms).
This medication should only be given to the horse for whom it was prescribed.
What side effects may be seen when taking Acepromazine Injectable?
May see droopy eyelids, incoordination, or slower heart rate and breathing. In rare cases may cause paralysis of the penis. May cause excitement, restlessness or increased heart or respiratory rates in some horses. Urine may appear pink or reddish brown following use of acepromazine. May cause stinging when injected into the muscle.
How is it stored?
Store in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container at room temperature. Protect the injectable liquid from freezing. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Acepromazine Injectable?
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your horse is taking while receiving acepromazine. Atropine will counteract acepromazine's effect of lowering the heart rate. Do not use within one month of using an organophosphate dewormer or insecticide. Effect may be increased if used with other central nervous system (CNS) depressant drugs such as barbiturates, general anesthetics, narcotics, or antidepressants. Consult your veterinarian before using acepromazine with epinephrine, quinidine, propranolol, procaine hydrochloride, and phenytoin, since interactions may occur.
Where is more information available?
Ask your veterinarian, consult with one of our pharmacists at 1-800-447-3021, or see the
Patient Information Sheet on this medication.