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As part of your preoperative protocol when you use opioids as preanesthetic agents, CERENIA® (maropitant citrate) can help prevent perioperative vomiting in your canine patients, as well as to help them return to normal feeding sooner.11,21
Many dogs experience vomiting following the administration of some opioids.1O CERENIA can significantly reduce vomiting when used as part of a preoperative protocol.1O,11
A blinded, placebo-controlled study demonstrated that dogs treated with CERENIA 45 minutes before preoperative administration of morphine vomited significantly (p<O.O5) less than placebo-treated dogs.11
The study showed that significantly (p<O.O5) more dogs treated with CERENIA prior to surgery returned to normal feeding† by 2O hours than did placebo-treated dogs.
91% of canine patients experienced faster return to normal feeding22
Veterinarians reported that:
That's the percentage of veterinarians who said that pet owners reacted positively when told in advance that their pet would receive an antiemetic.21
And that's the percentage of dog owners who said they'd definitely or probably choose treatment to prevent opioid-induced vomiting in their pet.22
CERENIA can help your canine patients and your team by preventing vomiting caused by opioids during spay, neuter, dental and other common procedures.
Our downloadable talking points sheet (PDF) helps guide the conversation with dog owners about surgery and CERENIA.
If you have canine patients contending with motion sickness, CERENIA Tablets can help.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Use CERENIA Injectable for vomiting in cats 4 months and older; use subcutaneously for acute vomiting in dogs 2 to 4 months of age or either subcutaneously or intravenously in dogs 4 months of age and older. Use CERENIA Tablets for acute vomiting in dogs 2 months and older, and for prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs 4 months and older. Safe use has not been evaluated in cats and dogs with gastrointestinal obstruction, or those that have ingested toxins. Use with caution in cats and dogs with hepatic dysfunction. Pain/vocalization upon injection is a common side effect. In people, topical exposure may elicit localized allergic skin reactions, and repeated or prolonged exposure may lead to skin sensitization. Please see full Prescribing Information.
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