What is Chlorpheniramine Compounded?
Chlorpheniramine Compounded is an antihistamine meant to be used for the temporary relief of allergy symptoms in pets. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet.
Cats and Dogs
- Begins to work within 1 hour
How it Works:
This medication works to remedy contact, inhaled, or drug induced allergies in dogs and cats by blocking the effects of histamine in the body.
While it's over-the-counter, there are possible negative interactions with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian. Side effects may include drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, dry mouth, and urinary retention. Do not store in the bathroom, as it's sensitive to moisture.
Chlorpheniramine Compounded Directions:
- Chlorpheniramine Compounded is an antihistamine used to treat allergies.
- Consult your veterinarian for the right dosage.
Chlorpheniramine can interact with other medications. Check with your pharmacist or veterinarian before giving this medication to pets taking other medications.
Chlorpheniramine Compounded Dosage:
|All weights||For cats, the usual dose is 1-2 mg per every 8-12 hours or as directed by your veterinarian.|
|All weights||For dogs, the usual dose is 2-8 mg every 8-12 hours or as directed by your veterinarian.|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Should be stored at room temperature.
What is a Compounded Medication?
A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).
If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.