Friday, March 2, 2007

FDA Approves First Medication to Treat and Prevent Vomiting in Dogs

Pfizer Animal Health (PAH) announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cerenia™ (maropitant citrate), the first medication to prevent and treat acute vomiting in dogs. This first-in-class drug has been proven to be a safe and effective medication that veterinarians can use to control emesis (vomiting), quickly and effectively, regardless of the cause, including motion sickness. Vomiting is one of the most common reasons owners take their dogs to the veterinarian. According to Pfizer Animal Health market research, veterinarians see on average 30 cases of vomiting per month, with an estimated 2.8 million dogs experiencing vomiting each year in the U.S. In addition, another 1.2 million dogs suffer from vomiting caused by motion sickness.

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