Centrine Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Centrine used for?
Aminopentamide is an antispasmodic used by veterinarians to treat vomiting, diarrhea, gastritis, and straining in maldigestion syndromes.
- How Centrine should be used?
Aminopentamide is FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine. The usual dose in dogs and cats up to 10 lbs is ½ tablet. For 11-20 lbs give 1 tablet, for 21-50 lbs give 1 ½ tablets, for 51-100 lbs give 2 tablets and for 101 lbs and over give 2 ½ tablets. The dose may be repeated every 8 to 12 hours.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects of aminopentamide may include dry mouth, dry eyes, blurred vision and difficulty urinating.
- What special precautions are there?
Aminopentamide should not be used in animals allergic to it or other anticholinergic drugs. This medication should not be used in animals with glaucoma, stomach or intestinal obstruction, heart disease, urinary obstruction, liver disease, hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, or esophageal reflux. Use with caution when given with antihistamines, procainamide, quinidine, meperidine, benzodiazepine tranquilizers and phenothiazines. This medication may enhance the effect of nitrofurantoin, thiazide diuretics and compounds related to epinephrine. There are no known food interactions. 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 dry eyes and mouth, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, constipation, inability to urinate, sedation or excitement, staggering, seizures, decreased rate of breathing, blurred vision, enlarged pupils, changes in heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm or death.
- How should I store Centrine?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store 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 Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.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 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.