>My dog developed terrible behavior problems earlier this year
>defecation in the house, chewing and clawing at the
doors,etc.) which the
>vet diagnosed as separation anxiety (she only did it when we
>home). After trying various methods of behavior training,
> we were at our wits' end. The vet prescribed a very mild
>ace-promazine: one tenth the sedating dosage. She only takes
it when we
>will be going out. It has been like a miracle!! No more bad
>and she's not affected adversely at all...still very frisky
>just no more anxiety. Anyone who is experiencing similar
>discuss this with the vet.
The following is a description the drug chlorpromazine (for human
usage). Is it similar to ace-promazine? What are the differences
between the two or do you have information similar to what is
spelled out below for ace-promazine. What are the
contraindications and side effects for dogs?. Perhaps you can
and/or should use this drug in conjunction with training and
gradually wean her off of the drug. Generally dog's will learn
how to cope with the anxiety of separation without the aid of
medication. In some sense it is part of their overall mental
development and socialization.
CHLORPROMAZINE TABLETS, LIQUID - ORAL(Prescription medication.)
Uses: This medication belongs to a class of drugs called
phenothiazines and is used to treat symptoms of certain types of
mental or emotional conditions. It is also used to control
hiccups, reduce anxiety and treat nausea and vomiting. How to Use
Medication: Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs,
unless directed otherwise. Do not suddenly stop taking this
medication without consulting your doctor.
Side Effects: May cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision.
Other side effects include stomach upset, loss of appetite,
headache, drooling, dry mouth, sleep disturbances or
restlessness. These should subside as your body adjusts to the
medication. Notify your doctor if you develop chest pain, a rapid
heart rate, difficulty breathing, aching muscles and joints,
tremors, rash or involuntary movements such as chewing, puckering
or a twitching tongue while taking this medication. This
medication can reduce sweating making you more susceptible to
heat stroke. Avoid strenuous work or exercise in hot weather.
Precautions: This medication may increase sensitivity to
sunlight. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear a sunscreen and
protective clothing. This drug should be used during pregnancy
only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your
doctor. Small amounts of phenothiazines appear in breast milk.
Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding. Use of alcohol or
other sedatives can cause extreme drowsiness. Limit alcohol use.