Diazepam

NAME OF THE MOLECULE:

Diazepam

 

DRUG DESCRIPTION:

Aside from being an anticonvulsive, it is also an anxiolytic agent and sedative.

 

INDICATIONS:

This product is used to control convulsions and epileptic seizures, to relax the muscles, stimulate the appetite and to reduce anxiety in small animals.

 

RECOMMENDED MONITORING:

It is important to observe whether the condition of your pet improves and if he presents any side effects. Moreover, small animals, more particularly dogs, may develop a tolerance to this medication when used long term. It is therefore important to remain vigilant with respect to your pet’s health. It is also primordial to follow up with a veterinarian to evaluate the good functioning of the liver, given to elevated toxicity of this medication for this species.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Do not use, unless advised by a veterinarian, if your pet suffers from a liver or kidney problem, shock, a severe respiratory problem, is gestating, aggressive or severely ill, in a coma, was exposed to chlorpyrifos or does not tolerate zolpidem, eszopiclone or sedatives.

 

SIDE EFFECTS:

In dogs, it is possible to observe a sedative effect, an increase in appetite, agitation, lack of coordination in the movements or an aggressive behavior. Cats may experience a change in behavior (irritability, depression and abnormal behavior), decrease in activity, lack of coordination in the movements, loss of appetite or vomiting. He may also develop a liver problem. If your cat develops a loss of appetite, vomiting or the white of the eye turn yellow or if your animal presents any serious adverse side effects, that worsen or persist, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 

INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEDICATION:

Do not use diazepam, unless advised by a veterinarian, if your pet takes amitriptyline, an antacid, azole antifungal, cimetidine, dexamethasone, digoxin, erythromycin, mineral oil, central nervous system depressor, omeprazole, phenobarbital, phenytoin, quinidine or rifampin.

 

STORAGE:

Store at room temperature. Excess heat or cold are to be avoided. Protect diazepam from the light. Do not leave the medication in a plastic container.

 

WARNING:

Diazepam should not be diluted or mixed with other medication or solutions. Respect the expiration date of the product because an expired product may be less effective or potentially dangerous for the health of your pet. *Keep out of the reach of children and animals.*