Temaril-P Tablets Pet Medication
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Temaril-P Tablets used for?
Temaril-P is a combination product containing trimeprazine (5mg) and prednisolone (2mg) 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.
- How Temaril-P Tablets should be used?
Temaril-P is FDA approved for use in dogs only. The usual dose is based on weight. For dogs up to 10 pounds give ½ tablet, 11-20 pounds give 1 tablet, 21-40 pounds give 2 tablets and 41 pounds and up give 3 tablets. These doses are given twice a day. The dose is typically reduced after four days to ½ of the initial dose.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects when using Temaril-P can relate to either ingredient. Trimeprazine can cause drowsiness, tremors and muscle weakness. The corticosteroid, prednisolone, can cause symptoms of Cushing’s disease such as increased thirst, urination and hunger as well as vomiting and diarrhea.
- What special precautions are there?
Do not use Temaril-P in animals allergic to either ingredient. Cough due to an underlying bacterial infection requires antibiotic therapy as well. Do not use in pregnant or diabetic animals. Use caution when giving with sedatives, anesthetics, pain medications, epinephrine and procaine. Do not give with phenytoin, phenobarbital, diuretics, quinidine or insulin. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include excess drowsiness, low blood pressure, and seizures.
- How should I store Temaril-P Tablets?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store tablets at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.