Clemastine is a prescription antihistamine used to treat your pet's allergy symptoms, such as itching, sneezing, and watery eyes. By preventing or eliminating the symptoms that cause your pet to scratch and rub, you can help keep them comfortable and free of infection. Clemastine has fewer side effects than other similar medications. While it is not a cure for allergies, it can help to reduce the symptoms.
Clemastine fumarate belongs to the ethanolamine group of antihistamines, which are commonly used for the treatment of allergy. It is a H1 Blocker that prevents the action of histamine on body tissues thereby bringing relief to itching and allergic conditions. Clemastine fumarate is found to be very effective for pruritus in dogs and could be used along with other anti-inflammatory drugs to enhance its efficacy. Clemastine fumarate is probably the most reliable antihistamines for the treatment of itchy skins in dogs. This drug is registered for exclusive use in humans, however many vets use Clemastine fumarate as an extra label medicine.
Clemastine fumarate should not be used in animals that are hypersensitive to it. Special care is required while administering this medication in animals with known prostate and bladder conditions, heart ailments and glaucoma. Extreme caution is needed while using this medicine on animals on sedatives or tranquilizers. Clemastine fumarate is thought to be safe for use in pregnant animals; however its traces will be present in mothers' milk, so be cautious while using this medication in nursing pets. Overdose of this medication might result in dry mouth, blurred vision, rapid heart rate, urinary retention, fever and low pressure, which require urgent medical intervention.