Acidurin (Ammonium Chloride)
What is Acidurin (Ammonium Chloride) used for?
Acidurin (Ammonium Chloride) is an oral medication prescribed to treat urinary tract infections affecting cats or dogs. The medication operates by relieving pain caused by the infection allowing other treatments to cure it. It may also be used to dissolve magnesium ammonium phosphate crystals in the urine. Your veterinarian may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Acidurin (Ammonium Chloride)?
Strictly follow your veterinarian's instructions while using Acidurin (Ammonium Chloride) to ensure the safest and most effective results. One tablet is usually administered for every 5kg of body weight once or twice daily, but the best treatment will be based on your pet's health, weight, the condition being treated, and the severity of its symptoms. These should be administered orally and can be hidden in food or a treat if you have trouble giving the doses. Ask the veterinarian any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Acidurin (Ammonium Chloride)?
Immediately inform your veterinarian if you witness any unusual symptoms occurring in your pet while using Acidurin (Ammonium Chloride). Serious side effects may include faintness, confusion, seizures, trouble breathing, diarrhea, vomiting, faintness, or seizures. These may require emergency medical assistance or changes the pet's dosage to prevent more problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Acidurin (Ammonium Chloride) if your pet is pregnant, breastfeeding, or undergoing sulfonamide therapy.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian while using Acidurin (Ammonium Chloride). 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 your veterinarian if it is pregnant or breastfeeding, 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.