Interactions that increase your risk of side effects from Emperal
Taking Emperal with certain medications raises your risk of side effects from Emperal. Examples of these drugs include:
- Sedatives, hypnotics, narcotics, antihistamines, and tranquilizers. These include:
Taking any of these drugs with Emperal may increase drowsiness.
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). These include:
Taking these drugs with Emperal may increase your blood pressure.
Emperal may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- excessive tiredness
- breast enlargement or discharge
- missed menstrual period
- decreased sexual ability
- frequent urination
- inability to control urination
What is the most important information I should know about Emperal:
Emperal is a prescription medication that is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Emperal is available as 5mg and 10mg scored tablets. The usual dose for dogs and cats is 0.1-0.2mg/pound every 6-8 hours. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Emperal is not for use in animals allergic to it. Call your veterinarian immediately if your pet exhibits uncontrollable movements or muscle spasms of the legs, lips, jaw, tongue, face or other body part, agitation, jitteriness, shortness of breath or insomnia. Emperal may cause drowsiness.
Why it's used
Emperal is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that causes symptoms. GERD occurs when acid flows up from your stomach. This causes heartburn. It may also harm your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach). This drug is used to relieve heartburn and heal sores in your esophagus when other treatments haven’t worked.
Emperal is also used to treat diabetic gastroparesis. Gastroparesis happens when your stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite, and feeling full long after meals.
This drug may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications to treat your condition.
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Emperal hydrochloride is a white crystalline, odorless substance, freely soluble in water. Chemically, it is 4-amino-5-chloro-N--2-methoxy benzamide monohydrochloride monohydrate. Its molecular formula is C14H22ClN3O2 • HCl • H2O. Its molecular weight is 354.3.
What is Emperal?
Emperal is used to treat nausea, vomiting, and reflux disease in dogs and cats by normalizing their digestive system function. Emperal requires a prescription and is sold per tablet.
What should I avoid while giving Emperal to my pet:
Do not use Preventic Flea Collar on your pet while giving this medication.