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Medication: Maropitant

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Vetstream Ltd

Gigi Davidson

Synonym(s): Cerenia®


Medication: Maropitant

Your cat has been prescribed the active ingredient maropitant to prevent or treat vomiting associated with chemotherapy, motion sickness, chronic kidney disease, or other causes of nausea and vomiting.  

Key points:
• Anti-emetic. 
• Tablets are recommended for use in cats > 4 months of age for prevention or treatment of acute vomiting. 
• Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals.  
• Do not give to animals that may have ingested a toxin because this drug will prevent the ability to induce vomiting.
• Dosage: tablet once a day for up to 5 consecutive days.

This information sheet is designed to help answer commonly asked questions and help you give the medication safely and effectively to your pet. It does not contain all available information for this medication. If you have other questions or need more information, contact your veterinarian or pharmacist. 

Always follow the dosing instructions provided by your veterinarian.  

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