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What is Temaril-P?
Temaril-P is used to treat itching and coughing (including kennel cough) in dogs. Temaril-P is a combination antihistamine (trimeprazine) and corticosteroid (prednisolone). 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 here. Temaril-P is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Easy to administer
- Comes in scored tablet to break in half for smaller dogs
- Sold per tablet
How does Temaril-P work?
Temaril-P contains trimeprazine and prednisolone. Trimeprazine is an antihistamine, which helps relieve itching and coughing. Prednisolone is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation.
Temaril-P should be given with food to prevent stomach upset. May cause drowsiness. Do not give to pregnant dogs. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Temaril-P (Pfizer Animal Health)
Trimeprazine with prednisolone (tri-mep'-rah-zeen)
What is the most important thing 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 5 mg trimeprazine and prednisolone 2 mg. 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 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 given en phenytoin, Phenobarbital, diuretics, or insulin. Also tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or lactating.
How should Temaril-P 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 give 1/2 tablet, for 11-20 lbs give 1 tablet, 21-40 lbs give 2 tablets, and for dogs 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.
What are the potential 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 your pet.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Temaril-P?
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 my pet on Temaril-P?
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 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.
- 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 your pet to drink.
Prolonged use of Temaril-P should not be stopped suddenly. There should be a gradual reduction in dosage before stopping.
Temaril-P Dosage for Dogs:
|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.|
|11-20 lbs||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.|
|21-40 lbs||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.|
|Cats/Kittens||Do not use!|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Store Temaril-P at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
|Active Ingredient (per tablet)||Amount|
|Trimeprazine Tartrate||5 mg|