Proin (Phenylpropanolamine HCL)
What is Proin (Phenylpropanolamine HCL) used for?
Proin (Phenylpropanolamine HCL) is an oral medication used for the treatment of urinary incontinence in dogs or cats. It works by mimicking the actions of hormones responsible for constricting the urinary sphincter to prevent involuntary urination. This can also help to reduce blood pressure. The veterinarian may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Proin (Phenylpropanolamine HCL)?
Proin (Phenylpropanolamine HCL) should be used strictly according to the veterinarian's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered orally every twelve hours, but the specific directions will depend on your pet's age, weight current health, and the severity of the animal's symptoms. These may be hidden in a meal or snack if your pet has difficulty taking them. The tablets are also chewable to increase the ease of administration. If a dose is missed, wait until the next dosage time to administer the next tablet. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose. Always ask the veterinarian any questions you have about the medicine before beginning use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Proin (Phenylpropanolamine HCL)?
Proin (Phenylpropanolamine HCL) may cause side effects in some pets including:
Contact the veterinarian if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms affecting your dog such as faintness, diarrhea, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Always bring your pet in for a medical check before beginning the use of Proin (Phenylpropanolamine HCL) to make sure it does not have any underlying health problems that may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by the veterinarian while using Proin (Phenylpropanolamine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the animal and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain pets, it is essential you always inform the veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or nursing, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your pet has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.