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Cerenia Vomiting Med Approved for Use in Cats, Younger Dogs

Posted: May 31, 2012, 7:30 p.m. EDT

Pfizer drug approved for vomiting dogs and cats
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a label update for Cerenia (maropitant citrate) Injectable Solution, a veterinary antiemetic drug, to include the treatment of vomiting in cats older than 16 weeks, according to Pfizer Animal Health, the drug’s maker.

In addition, the new label lowers the recommended age of use in dogs from 16 weeks to 8 weeks for the prevention and treatment of acute vomiting in dogs for both the injectable and tablet form of Cerenia, which was first approved in the United States in 2007.

The injectable solution is generally uses to treat vomiting at the practice while the tablets are designed for home use. Cerenia tablets are also approved for the use of prevention of vomited due to motion sickness in dogs older than 16 weeks.

“Because of the positive results of Cerenia and its importance among veterinary professionals and pet owners, Pfizer Animal Health was committed to providing the science to support this label update so that cats and younger puppies may also be effectively treated for vomiting,” said J. Michael McFarland, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, group director of veterinary operations for the companion animal division of Pfizer Animal Health.


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J home from the vet after my cat received a cerenia injection for vomiting. He hadn't eaten for about 20 hours and repeatedly vomited. He had the dry heaves after the contents of his stomach came up. He couldn't keep water down. On the way back home in the car, he seemed to perk up and is now outside after eating a small dinner. The vet said to bring him back tomorrow to the office for further testing if he does not seem to feel better. So far, so good. It's hard to see your pet feel sick. Thank goodness there was something I could do to ease his discomfort.
Ellen, Edmonds, WA
Posted: 10/15/2013 3:22:57 PM
I have used it for two cats with a lot of success when other things do not work. It has made their life and mine easier and it works so well. I give 5 days on ,2 days off...great medication for us
Myrtle, Summerfield, FL
Posted: 3/13/2013 5:44:05 PM
My cat always vomited in the car. Even if I withheld food from her the night before, she would still be very uncomfortable and frequently heaved. Cerenia (half of a 16 mg pill) completely solved her motion sickness. My cat is about 8.5 pounds.
Brian, State College, PA
Posted: 11/30/2012 2:23:36 PM
Cerenia injections were very beneficial to my cat when he developed pancreatitis. Is there a Cerenia tablet maintence dosage for cats?
Dorothy, Marietta, GA
Posted: 11/26/2012 10:10:37 AM
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