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01 March 2007

First med for vomiting dogs

The first drug to prevent and treat vomiting in dogs has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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The first drug to prevent and treat vomiting in dogs has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

The agency said that it approved tablet and injectable forms of Cerenia (maropitant citrate). The tablets prevent acute vomiting and vomiting due to motion sickness, and the injectable version prevents and treats acute vomiting.

Both forms of Cerenia are available only by order of a veterinarian.

Along with motion sickness, other causes of vomiting in dogs include chemotherapy treatment, parvoviral infection, kidney disease, and pancreatitis. Acute vomiting can lead to electrolyte abnormalities, weakness, dehydration and even death, the FDA said.

Cerenia is made by Pfizer, Inc. – (HealthDayNews)

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