Comes in scored tablet to break in half for smaller dogs
How it works: Temaril-P contains trimeprazine and prednisolone. Trimeprazine is an antihistamine, which helps relieve itching and coughing. Prednisolone is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation.
Cautions: Temaril-P should be given with food to prevent stomach upset. May cause drowsiness. Do not give to pregnant dogs.
Brand Name Temaril-P (Pfizer Animal Health)
Generic Name Trimeprazine with prednisolone (tri-mep¿-rah-zeen)
What is the most important information I should know about Temaril-P: Temaril-P is a prescription medication that is FDA approved for use in dogs. Temaril-P is available as a scored tablet containing trimeprazine tartrate equivalent to 5mg trimeprazine and prednisolone 2mg. Prolonged use of Temaril-P should not be stopped suddenly. There should be a gradual reduction in dosage before stopping. Temaril-P should be taken with food to lessen stomach upset.
What is Temaril-P: Temaril-P is a combination antihistamine (trimeprazine) and corticosteroid (prednisone). Temaril-P is used for the relief of itching regardless of cause. It is also used in the treatment of various cough conditions such as kennel cough, bronchitis and coughs of nonspecific origin. Temaril-P may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Temaril-P to my pet: Do not give Temaril-P to your pet if the pet has a serious viral or fungal infection. Temaril-P can be given in the presence of acute or chronic bacterial infections provided the infection is controlled by antibiotic. Temaril-P may weaken the pet¿s immune response and its ability to fight infections. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has diabetes mellitus or any other medical conditions. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being giv en phenytoin, Phenobarbital, diuretics, or insulin. Also tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or lactating.
How should this medication be given: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give more or less than is prescribed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The usual dose of Temaril-P is based on weight. For dogs up to 10 lbs gibe 1/2 tablet, for 11-20 lbs give 1 tablet, 21-40 lbs give 2 tablets and 41 lbs and up give 3 tablets. These tablets are given twice a day. After 4 days, the dose is typically reduced to 1/2 the initial dose. Keep plenty of water available for the pet. Temaril-P should be given with food. Store Temaril-P at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
What happens if I miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include excess drowsiness, low blood pressure, and seizures.
What should I avoid while giving Temaril-P to my pet: Do not give Temaril-P to dogs allergic to it or to either of its ingredients. Temaril-P should not be given to dogs that are pregnant or that are diabetic. Temaril-P may cause drowsiness. Do not use any vaccines without checking with the veterinarian.
What are the possible side effects of Temaril-P: If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Temaril-P and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives). Trimeprazine can cause drowsiness, tremors and muscle weakness. Prednisolone may cause symptoms of Cushing¿s disease which include increased thirst, urination and hunger as well as vomiting and diarrhea. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
What other drugs will affect Temaril-P: Do not give any other over the counter or prescription medications, including herbal products, during treatment with Temaril-P without first talking to the veterinarian. Many other medications can interact with Temaril-P resulting in side effects or altered effectiveness. These include sedatives, anesthetics, pain medications, epinephrine and procaine.
Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Temaril-P written for health professionals that you may read.
Temaril-P is a combination of an antihistamine (trimeprazine) and a corticosteroid (prednisolone) available by prescription for use in dogs.
Temaril-P is used for the relief of itching regardless of cause. It is also used in the treatment of various cough conditions such as kennel cough, bronchitis, and coughs of nonspecific origin.
Allow plenty of water for the pet to drink.
Tip: Prolonged use of Temaril-P should not be stopped suddenly. There should be a gradual reduction in dosage before stopping.
Up to 10 lbs
Initially, give ½ tablet twice daily with food to lessen stomach upset. After 4 days, the dose is typically reduced to ½ of the initial dose
Initially, give 1 tablet twice a day with food to lessen stomach upset. After 4 days, the dose is typically reduced to ½ of the initial dose
Initially, give 2 tablets twice a day with food to lessen stomach upset. After 4 days, the dose is typically reduced to ½ of the initial dose
Over 40 lbs
Initially, give 3 tablets twice a day with food to lessen stomach upset. After 4 days, the dose is typically reduced to ½ of the initial dose
Storage: Store Temaril-P at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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Works Wonderful For Dallas's Cough
My Yorkshire Terrier Dallas has a collapsed Trachea. We took him to the vet because he was constantly wheezing and coughing. The vet said it was collapsed trachea and he gave us this medicine for Dallas. I am very happy with the results as Dallas has been taking it for 4 days now and he has only coughed a few times since he started it. I would recommend this product to a friend! The only side effects i have noticed is that he drinks more and therefore has to go to the bathroom more often. This is a wonderful product to help with coughs!
Works like a charm
Campy is allergic to almost everything and when dust and pollen are at their worst, he develops a very bad cough, especially at night (can't do ceiling fan in bedroom for sure). Temaril-P is the only thiing that get his bad cough under control. I've tried other medicines, both OTC and RX and this is the stuff that truly does the job.
Tinker is a chuwawah/pug mix that is about 10 years old. we rescued her about 3 years ago and found out she has ALOT of health issues., She also lost her sight. Besides being on Temeril P she has about 4 other pills and an insulin shot she needs 2x daily. BUT.. with these meds, she is a happy puppy, you would never know she was blind and had health issues. she runs around with our other dogs, just like she is one of them and she keeps up. Im grateful that Pet meds allows me to keep her happy and healthy. THANK YOU!!!
I am thrilled with the results of Temaril-P. My Shi-Tzu, Grady, has scratched himself since the first day I got him. He was 18 months old. My vet gave straight steroid shots but they wore off after awhile and he didn't want to continue with the steroids. At first I put the Temeril-P pill in Grady's food. He ate everything but spit the pill out (as dogs will). I had some pill pockets and put the pill in that. Works like a charm. Most importantly, Grady no long scratches constantly. He will scratch occasionally but it's probably due to some minor irritation and not allergies. Grady and I thank you for this miraculous product. He has suffered no side effects whatsoever.
A Must Have
My JRT has been on this med for years and it's a life saver for her when it comes to her allergies. Her other allergy med wasn't quite enough so her doc added Temaril-P, and we are so grateful, especially for those flair up moments/days.
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