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May 22, 2013
Temaril-P (Trimeprazine with prednisolone) is indicated for the relief of itching and various cough conditions including kennel cough (tracheobronchitis), bronchitis and coughs of nonspecific origin (except coughs due to cardiac insufficiencies). The medication combines the antipruritic and antitussive properties of trimeprazine with the anti-inflammatory property of prednisolone. The antipruritic properties of the medication aid for the reduction of inflammation triggered by certain skin disorders in dogs including eczema, otitis and dermatitis (allergic, parasitic, pustular and non-specific).
Talk to your veterinarian to make sure that trimeprazine and prednisolone won't interfere with any medication your pet is currently taking. Never give this drug to pregnant animals, and take extra caution with diabetic animals, as insulin levels may need to be adjusted when it interacts with this medication.
The medication, available by prescription as scored tablets, is FDA approved for use in dogs only. The standard dosage is based on weight. For dogs up to 10 lbs, give 0.5 tablet; 1 tablet for dogs weighing 11 – 20 lbs, 2 tablets for dogs weighing 21 – 40 lbs and 3 tablets for dogs weighing over 40 lbs. The medication should be given every 12 hours. The dosage should be reduced to 1/2 of the initial dose after four days or to a quantity just sufficient to sustain reduction of symptoms.
Most commonly, side effects like sodium retention, loss of potassium, suppressed adrenal cortical function, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors drowsiness, blood dyscrasias, delayed wound healing, muscle weakness and osteoporosis are observed.
Temaril-P ( Trimeprazine / Prednisolone)
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