Analgesics List of drugs

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A list of drugs used in veterinary medicine.

  • Acepromazine – Neuroleptic drug related to chlorpromazine used as a sedative and antiemetic.
  • Amantadine – as an analgesic for chronic pain ( this drug is not used in the veterinary field)
  • Amitraz – Antiparasitic used to control ticks, mites, lice and other animal pests. Cannot be used on horses.
  • Amitryptyline – Tricyclic antidepressant used to treat separation anxiety, excessive grooming and spraying in dogs and cats.
  • Amlodipine – Calcium channel blocker used to decrease blood pressure
  • Amoxicillin – Antibiotic indicated for susceptible gram positive and gram negative infections. Ineffective against species that produce beta-lactamase.
  • Artificial tears – lubricant eye drops used to treat keratoconjunctivitis sicca
  • Atenolol – to treat arrythmias, hypertension, and other cardiovascular disorders
  • Atipamezole – alpha2-adrenergic antagonist used to reverse the sedative and analgesic effects of dexmedetomidine and medetomidine in dogs.
  • Carprofen – COX-2 selective NSAID used to relieve pain and inflammation in dogs. Annedotal reports of severe GI effects in cats.
  • Cefovecin – Cephalosporin-class antibiotic used to treat skin infections in dogs and cats.
  • Cephalexin – Antibiotic, particularly useful for susceptible Staphylococcus infections.
  • Chloramphenicol – Particularly Useful for Anaerobic Bacterial Infections, both Gram (+) and (-). Crosses blood brain barrier, useful in treatment of meningitis
  • Cimetidine – H2 antagonist used to reduce GI acid production aids in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers as well as esophageal reflux. Newer agents may be more appropriate as they have a longer duration of action and fewer drug interactions (i.e. ranididine, famotidine, omeprazole). It is starting to be recommended for treatment of Melanoma in horses
  • Clamoxyquine – Antiparasitic to treat salmonids for infection with the myxozoan parasite, Myxobolus cerebralis.
  • Clavaseptin oral crushed and mixed with food or a treat for pet mink or ferret in case of abcess after wound or cyst is punctured and drained. Suitable for long term treatment 4 to 6 months.
  • Clavulanic acid – Adjunct to penicillin-derived antibiotics used to overcome resistance in bacteria that secrete beta-lactamase.
  • Clenbuterol – A decongestant and bronchodilator used for the treatment of recurrent airway obstruction in horses
  • Clindamycin Hydrochloride – Antibiotic with particular use in dental infections. Effective against most aerobic gram positive cocci (not Strep faecalis), Corynebacterium diptheriae, Nocardia asteroides, Erysepelothrix, Toxoplasma, and Mycoplama. Anaerobic bacteria susceptible: Clostridium perfringins, C. Tetani, Bacteroides, Fusobacterium, Actinomyces.
  • Clomipramine Hydrochloride – Primarily in dogs: Obsessive-compulsive disorders, dominance aggression and anxiety., may be useful in spraying cats
  • Cosequin
  • Cyproheptadine primarily used as an appetite stimulant in cats and dogs.


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