Side effects of sedating a horse
Administered in tablet form, Torbutrol is usually prescribed for a short-term treatment, generally a week or less.
Some dogs might suffer an allergic reaction to Torbutol.
If your dog has been diagnosed with heartworm disease -- not to be confused with taking a monthly heartworm preventive -- he should not receive this drug.Jane Meggitt has been a writer for more than 20 years.In addition to reporting for a major newspaper chain, she has been published in "Horse News," "Suburban Classic," "Hoof Beats," "Equine Journal" and other publications.Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: Applies to gabapentin: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release Common (1% to 10%): Peripheral edema, vasodilation, hypertension Rare (less than 0.1%): Atrial fibrillation, heart failure, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident, ventricular extrasystoles, bradycardia, premature atrial contraction, pericardial rub, heart block, pericardial effusion, pericarditis Postmarketing reports: Cardiac arrest, chest pain, palpitation, tachycardia Common (1% to 10%): Abrasion, facial edema, purpura, rash, pruritus, acne Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Alopecia, eczema, dry skin, increased sweating, urticaria, hirsutism, seborrhea, cyst, herpes simplex Rare (less than 0.1%): Stevens-Johnson syndrome, angioedema, erythema multiforme, drug rash (with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms), herpes zoster, skin discolor, skin papules, photosensitive reaction, psoriasis, desquamation, maceration, skin nodules, subcutaneous nodule, melanosis, skin necrosis, local swelling Frequency not reported: DRESS/multiorgan hypersensitivity Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, dry mouth or throat, constipation, nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, dental abnormalities, gingivitis, abdominal pain, flatulence Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Glossitis, gum hemorrhage, thirst, stomatitis, increased salivation, gastroenteritis, hemorrhoids, bloody stools, fecal incontinence Rare (less than 0.1%): Pancreatitis, dysphagia, eructation, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, colitis, blisters in mouth, tooth discoloration, perlèche, salivary gland enlarged, lip hemorrhage, esophagitis, hiatal hernia, hematemesis, proctitis, irritable bowel syndrome, rectal hemorrhage, esophageal spasm Frequency not reported: Dehydration Common (1% to 10%): Incontinence, impotence Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hematuria, dysuria, urinary frequency, cystitis, urinary retention, vaginal hemorrhage, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia Frequency not reported: Breast hypertrophy, gynecomastia, sexual dysfunction (including changes in libido, ejaculation disorders, and anorgasmia)Common (1% to 10%): Leucopenia, purpura Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anemia, lymphadenopathy Rare (less than 0.1%): Thrombocytopenia, thrombophlebitis, leukocytosis, lymphocytosis, increased bleeding time Frequency not reported: Blood creatine phosphokinase increased, coagulation defect Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hypersensitivity syndrome, a systemic reaction with a variable presentation that can include fever, rash, hepatitis, lymphadenopathy, eosinophilia, and sometimes other signs and symptoms Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, arthralgia, myalgia, twitching Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Tendonitis, arthritis, joint stiffness, joint swelling Frequency not reported: Rhabdomyolysis, myoclonus Postmarketing reports: Elevated creatine kinase, rhabdomyolysis Very common (10% or more): Somnolence (21%), dizziness (17%), ataxia (13%) Common (1% to 10%): Abnormal gait, incoordination, neuralgia, tremor, dysarthria, hyperkinesia, seizures, dysarthria, paresthesia, hypesthesia, coordination abnormal, increased/decreased/absent reflexes, vertigo Uncommon (less than 1%): Hypokinesia Rare (less than 0.1%): Movement disorders (e.g., choreoathetosis, dyskinesia, dystonia), loss of consciousness Frequency not reported: Withdrawal precipitated seizure/status epilepticus Postmarketing reports: Movement disorder Common (1% to 10%): Amblyopia, conjunctivitis, diplopia, nystagmus Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cataract, dry eyes, eye pain, visual field defect, photophobia, bilateral or unilateral ptosis, eye hemorrhage, hordeolum, eye twitching Rare (less than 0.1%): Eye itching, abnormal accommodation, eye focusing problem, watery eyes, retinopathy, glaucoma, iritis, corneal disorders, lacrimal dysfunction, degenerative eye changes, blindness, retinal degeneration, miosis, chorioretinitis, strabismus Very common (10% or more): Fatigue (11%), fever (11%) Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia, accidental injury, otitis media, tremor, pain Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Tinnitus Very rare (less than 0.01%): Sudden unexplained death in patients with epilepsy Frequency not reported: Sleepwalking, withdrawal symptoms, hearing loss, earache, tinnitus, inner ear infection, otitis, taste loss, unusual taste, ear fullness, perforated ear drum, sensitivity to noise, eustachian tube dysfunction, otitis externa, odd smell, labyrinthitis Common (1% to 10%): Abnormal thinking, amnesia, depression, hostility, confusion, emotional liability, anxiety, nervousness, insomnia Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Mental impairment Rare (less than 0.1%): Hallucinations Frequency not reported: Suicidal behavior and ideation, hypomania Common (1% to 10%): Pharyngitis, dyspnea, cough, bronchitis, respiratory infection, rhinitis Rare (less than 0.1%): Pulmonary thrombosis, pulmonary embolism Frequency not reported: Pseudo-croup, hoarseness1. 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