Allergy Relief Using Chlorpheniramine For Dogs
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Read on to learn about the use of chlorpheniramine for dogs (also known as Chlor-Trimeton for dogs), the correct dosage, safety guidelines and more.
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Chlorpheniramine is an anti-allergy medicine which can suppress allergic reactions to substances which come into contact with (or are ingested by) your dog. Chlorpheniramine is available on an over-the-counter basis, but because dogs are different from humans, you should be more careful and talk to your vet prior to use.
Chlorpheniramine dosage for dogs
You should speak to the vet before use for a professional opinion on the dosage. This typically ranges between 2 to 8 mg as a total dose to be administered every 12 hours (twice daily).
Is chlorpheniramine safe for dogs?
Chlorpheniramine is a safe substance for use in dogs under the right circumstances. It is not yet FDA approved for use in animals, but is still often recommended by vets. Read on below for more in-depth safety information.
- Speak to your vet before administering chlorpheniramine to your dog
- Avoid mixing with other antihistamines, as such mixes may lead to overdose symptoms
- Do not mix with other substances (medicine, supplements or vitamins) without approval to do so from your vet
- Notify the vet of any medical conditions afflicting your dog
- Do not mix with MAOIs such as selegiline
- Avoid use in pregnant and/or lactating dogs
You should avoid giving chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton) to dogs suffering from high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, stomach/intestinal/urinary obstruction, prostate disease or glaucoma. Because chlorpheniramine may interact with various medicines or agitate various medical conditions such as those listed, you should always seek veterinary approval prior to use.
Uses of chlorpheniramine for dogs
Chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton) may be given to dogs for the treatment of:
Side effects of chlorpheniramine when given to dogs
Side effects of chlorpheniramine includes fatigue, gastric upset (vomiting or diarrhea) and a loss of appetite. In some circumstances, dogs may experience urinary retention.