Cats and Dogs
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. It's used to treat certain behavioral problems, such as separation anxiety, fear of noises, and anxiety in dogs, and urinating out of the litter box, spraying, and anxiety in cats. Amitriptyline requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that become unbalanced, leading to behavioral problems in your pet. DIRECTIONS: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Do not stop giving amitriptyline suddenly. This could cause symptoms such as nausea, headache and malaise.
Amitriptyline HCL 10 mg
USES AND INDICATIONS:
Treats behavioral issues in dogs, such as separation anxiety
Remedies feline behavioral problems, like urinating outside the litter box
Reduces the frequency of vet visits
CONTRAINDICATIONS AND PRECAUTION:
Side effects of Amitriptyline may include drowsiness, dizziness, loss of appetite, and urinary retention, and this product may interact with other products your pet is taking.
ADVERSE EFFECTS AND WARNINGS:
For animal use only. Keep out of the reach of children and other animals.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant available by prescription for use in dogs to treat certain behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, fear of noises, and anxiety.
Amitriptyline is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats.
Amitriptyline is used in cats to treat urinating out of the litter box, spraying, and anxiety.
Do not give this medication if your pet is or has been using an MAOi (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) such as Selegiline, Anipryl, Mitaban Dip, or Preventic Collar within the last 14 days.
Dogs: All weights. The usual initial dose is 0.5-2 mg per pound of pet's body weight every 8-12 hours.
Cats/Kittens:All weights. The usual dose is 5-10 mg once a day, at night.
Store Amitriptyline at room temperature away from moisture and heat.