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May Be Prescribed by Vets for:
Abdominal pain or spasm. Diarrhea and vomiting.
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Aminopentamide hydrogen sulfate is an anticholinergic that is used in dogs and cats as a smooth-muscle antispasmodic primarily for the control of vomiting and diarrhea in dogs and cats. Aminopentamide hydrogen sulfate was marketed under the trade name of Centrine® but it is no longer available.
Aminopentamide hydrogen sulfate reduces the amplitude and tone of colonic contractions. It also reduces gastric secretions and gastric acidity. The effects of aminopentamide hydrogen sulfate are similar to those of atropine but it is more specific for the gastrointestinal tract and has less mydriatic and salivary effects.
Aminopentamide hydrogen sulfate is used to treat vomiting, diarrhea, visceral spasm, pylorospasm, or hypertrophic gastritis in dogs and cats. The antispasmodic properties of aminopentamide hydrogen sulfate my help control "urgency" and discomfort associated with anorectal disease.
Dr. Barbara Forney is a veterinary practitioner in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She has a master's degree in animal science from the University of Delaware and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982.
She began to develop her interest in client education and medical writing in 1997. Recent publications include portions of The Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat, and most recently Understanding Equine Medications published by the Bloodhorse.
Dr. Forney is an FEI veterinarian and an active member of the AAEP, AVMA, and AMWA.
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