Semintra® and how
does it work?
Semintra® is an oral solution that has been specifically designed for cats and contains a medicine called telmisartan. Semintra® helps to reduce the amount of protein lost in your cat’s urine. Losing too much protein in the urine is associated with a shorter life expectancy in cats suffering from chronic kidney disease.
How is Semintra® given?
Your vet will advise you on what dose of Semintra® to give to your cat. As Semintra® is well accepted by most cats, giving it should be easy. Many cats will accept Semintra® given by mouth straight from the syringe. If it is easier for you, you can also give Semintra® with a small amount of food.
How long does Semintra® take to work?
Semintra® starts to work very quickly. The levels of protein within your cat’s urine will reduce within 7 days of starting treatment.
What if a dose of Semintra® is missed?
There is no need to worry if you happen to miss or forget a dose of Semintra®. Do not increase the dose or dose frequency. Simply wait until the next scheduled dose is due and give as normal.
Does Semintra® have any
Like all licensed veterinary medicines, Semintra® has been thoroughly tested for efficacy and safety. Side-effects related to the use of Semintra® are rarely observed. If you need further detail about Semintra® and how to use it, please read the pack leaflet. However, if you have any concerns about your cat while they are taking Semintra®, please contact your vet.
What will my cat’s life be like on Semintra®?
After many years together, finding out that your cat has chronic kidney disease can be very distressing. The good news is that there are many reasons to remain positive. Your cat will require life-long treatment for chronic kidney disease, but many cats live happily for a number of years after diagnosis.