Tylenol

Tylenol is a typical over-the-counter drug containing the active ingredients acetaminophen. It can be utilized to ease torment in canines or as a treatment for degenerative myelopathy, however the utilization of the medication in veterinary practice is extraordinary.

Is It Safe?

Because the medicine is not often used to treat dogs information about its safety is limited. Based on potential side effects and current information dogs may not be suitable for treatment if they:

  • Had surgery within the past 24 hours
  • Have liver or kidney problems
  • Have blood clotting disorders
  • Have gastrointestinal ulcers

Dogs may be unsuitable for treatment with products containing codeine if they have:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Addison’s disease
  • Poor kidney function
  • Been given MAOIs (monamine oxidase inhibitors)
  • Head injuries or intracranial pressure
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Colic

Guidelines For Use

For safe treatment with this medicine we recommend following these guidelines:

  • Always seek the approval of a vet before medicating your dog
  • Tell the vet about any medical conditions affecting your pet
  • Stick to the dosage and dosing frequency recommended by your vet
  • Tell the vet about any other medicines or supplements your pet is taking
  • For longer-term treatment monitoring of the kidneys, liver and blood is advised
  • Store securely out of reach of pets, especially cats and ferrets

What Is It Used For?

Can be used to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Treat degenerative myelopathy in German Shepherds

Products contain the added ingredient may help with coughing, diarrhea and provide mild pain relief effects.

Side Effects

Plain Tylenol formulations may produce unwanted liver, kidney, gastrointestinal or blood-related effects though there is limited data at this time. Products containing codeine may cause:

  • Sedation
  • Constipation
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting

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