For animal use only. Do not allow children
to administer this antihistamine.
Antihistamines may be more effective
when taken in conjunction with an omega-3 fatty acid supplement.
Review package directions and warnings.
The following directions represent
standard uses, but dosages may vary. Use as directed by your veterinarian.
- Give dogs 1 to 2 tablets
(4 to 8 mg) every 8 to 12 hours. For itching skin allergies, give dogs
0.18 to 0.36 mg per pound of body weight every 8 to 12 hours. As a mild
sedative, give dogs 0.1 mg per pound of body weight every 8 to 12 hours.
- Give cats ½ to 1 tablet
(2 to 4 mg) every 12 to 24 hours. For itching skin allergies, give cats
2 to 4 mg twice daily. As a mild sedative, give cats 1 to 2 mg every
12 to 24 hours, or a higher dose of 2 to 4 mg every 12 to 24 hours.
- Give ferrets 1/2 to
1 tablet (2 to 4 mg) per pound of body weight every 8 to 12 hours.
Frequency of Use:
Doses are typically given to dogs and
ferrets 2 to 3 times per day, and to cats 1 to 2 times per day.
Keep out of reach of children and animals.
Store Chlorpheniramine in its original
container, tightly sealed, at room temperature. Protect from moisture
(keep out of bathroom) and do not freeze.
It is a violation of Federal Law
to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Chlorpheniramine blocks the effects
of histamine in the body. This makes it useful in suppressing inflammatory
allergic responses to various triggers. Chlorpheniramine is not FDA-approved
for use in cats and dogs; however, it is a common veterinary practice
to use it off-label in these animals.
Chlorpheniramine is sold over the counter.
Chlorpheniramine Active Ingredient
(per tablet): Chlorpheniramine maleate 4 mg
Chlorpheniramine Inactive Ingredients:
D&C Yellow #10, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose,
Keep this product out of reach of children
and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
For animal use only.
Although Chlorpheniramine is sold without
a prescription, consult your veterinarian before use and follow provided
recommendations for safe and effective administration.
CAUTION: May cause drowsiness.
Other possible side effects include diarrhea, vomiting, decreased urine
output, diminished appetite, and dry mouth.
Chlorpheniramine interferes with allergic
skin testing. Ask your veterinarian about the need to withhold administration
before an appointment.
Not for use in pregnant or lactating
Not for use in animals with a urinary,
stomach, or intestinal obstruction, or in those with glaucoma, prostate
disease, heart disease, hypertension, or hyperthyroidism.
Use with caution in animals taking
phenothiazines or other central nervous system depressants.
Do not use in animals with a hypersensitivity
to chlorpheniramine or similar medications. Seek emergency veterinary
treatment for an allergic reaction. Some signs include facial swelling,
itching, hives, rash, difficulty breathing, seizures, shock, cold limbs,
Do not use products that combine an
antihistamine with acetaminophen or caffeine in animals.
Do not use concurrently with any tranquilizer.
Antihistamines can interfere with the
anticoagulation effects of warfarin and heparin.
Do not use concurrently with any monoamine
oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Tell your veterinarian what drugs and supplements
your pet takes. Check before administering any new medications or supplements
while your pet is taking Chlorpheniramine.
Contact your veterinarian immediately
in the event of an overdose. Some signs include drowsiness, hyperactivity,
seizures, difficulty breathing, coma, and death.