Proin is an aid in the management of urinary incontinence in dogs. Proin requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is considered a controlled substance in Iowa and Louisiana.
Proin contains the active ingredient phenylpropanolamine, an adrenergic agent that works by tightening the bladder sphincter muscle, which helps to control urine leakage.
Don't give Proin with ephedrine or epinephrine, and don't give it within two weeks of using a MAOi, such as Anipryl, selegiline or a Preventic Collar. Possible side effects can occur, including restlessness, or loss of appetite, difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of the lips, tongue, or face. If these or any other side effects occur, contact your veterinarian immediately. Proin is unavailable to be shipped to Arkansas or Oregon.
Proin (PRN Pharmacal)
Proin is a prescription medication for veterinary use in dogs. Proin is available as 25mg, 50mg and 75mg chewable, liver flavor tablets. Proin may cause restlessness, irritability, or loss of appetite.
Proin is an adrenergic agent used as a supplemental product for urinary incontinence in dogs. Proin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to this medication. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has glaucoma, hyperthyroid disease, diabetes, heart problems or high blood pressure. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
The usual dose for dogs is 0.4-0.8mg/pound every 12 hours. Give Proin exactly as directed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Proin at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, seizures or coma.
Do not give Proin with ephedrine or epinephrine and do not give within 2 weeks of using an MAOi such as selegiline or Preventic Collar.
Stop giving Proin and contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet has an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue, face; and hives). Other side effects that may occur include restlessness, irritability, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure and loss of appetite. Continue to give the medication and contact your veterinarian. Other less serious side effects may occur. Contact your veterinarian about any side effects that seem bothersome.
Before giving Proin, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given digoxin, NSAIDs such as aspirin or Rimadyl, tricyclic antidepressants such as clomipramine, and beta blockers such as atenolol, or any other prescription or over the counter medications.
Your pharmacist has additional information about Proin written for health professionals that you may read.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not exceed 1.8mg/lb per day. The medication may be given with food.
Should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.