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  • Cisapride is used in small animals to stimulate intestinal contractions, and to treat chronic constipation or other conditions where food and waste materials have stopped moving through the gastrointestinal tract. This medication also speeds up the time taken to empty the stomach.

  • Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to treat the following bacterial infections in dogs and cats: wounds, abscesses and inflammation of the bone marrow and adjacent bone. It may also be used to treat protozoal infections including toxoplasmosis.

  • Your veterinarian has prescribed clomipramine to treat a behavioral problem. In dogs, it is used to treat obsessive-compulsive behavior, separation anxiety or dominance aggression. In cats, clomipramine may be used to prevent urine marking/spraying, inter-cat aggression and compulsive grooming. Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant.

  • Clorazepate is a benzodiazepine. This class of medicines is used to slow down the nervous system. Clorazepate is used to relieve anxiety, as a hypnotic-sedative agent and as an anti-convulsant. In dogs, clorazepate is often administered with phenobarbital and used to help treat convulsions.

  • Cloxacillin is a penicillin based antibiotic. This medication has been prescribed for your pet to treat a bacterial infection. It may be prescribed to treat bone, skin and other soft tissue infections.

  • Codeine is used primarily used in dogs, to help manage mild to moderate pain, for cough and for diarrhea. It may also be used in cats.

  • Your veterinarian has prescribed colchicine to help treat chronic liver fibrosis in dogs. Your veterinarian may have chosen this medication for other indications as well.

  • Corticosteroid ear drops are generally used to decrease inflammation, itching and pain. This type of medication may also be used to decrease the amount of wax production in the ear. Corticosteroid medications that are commonly found in topical ear products include hydrocortisone, flucinolone, triamcinolone, betamethasone, and dexamethasone. These medications may be combined with antimicrobials, which are used to treat infections.

  • Corticosteroids are used in the eye to stop inflammation. They are most commonly used to treat conjunctivitis, episcleritis, scleritis, pannus (chronic superficial keratitis), and eosinophilic keratitis of the cat. The most common corticosteroid eye preparations are prednisolone and dexamethasone.

  • Cyclophosphamide is classified as an alkylating agent. It is used for cancer chemotherapy and/ or to suppress the immune system. Cyclophosphamide may also be used for other conditions as determined by your veterinarian.