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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.
how it works:
Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that become unbalanced, leading to behavioral problems in your pet.
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.
For: Cats and Dogs
What is the most important information I should know about Amitriptyline;
is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Amitriptyline is available as 10mg, 25mg, 50mg and 75mg tablets.
The usual initial dose for dogs is 0.5-2mg per pound
every 8-12 hours. The usual dose in cats is 5-10mg per cat once a day, at night.what is the most important information I should know about
What is Amitriptyline :
Amitriptyline is a Tricyclic antidepressant. Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced leading to behavioral problems in dogs and cats. Amitriptyline
is used in dogs to treat conditions such as separation anxiety, anxiety and fear of noise. In cats, amitriptyline is used to treat conditions such
as urinating outside of the litter box, spraying, excessive grooming and anxiety.
What are the possible side effects Amitriptyline :
The main side effects seen with amitriptyline are sedation (extreme drowsiness), followed by dry mouth. Amitriptyline
can cause a dog to salivate less, which will cause him to lick his lips a lot, feel thirstier, pant, have dry eyes and
increase his water intake.A dog may have an upset stomach or a loss of appetite while taking this medication.
Amitriptyline can also cause a dog's blood pressure to lower, increase his heart rate, or alter his blood-sugar levels.
Urine retention, constipation, headaches, slight behavior changes, nausea and weight gain have also been reported in dogs using amitriptyline.
How it Works
Amitriptyline helps balance brain chemicals that can cause behavioral issues in pets if unbalanced.
Directions for use
Amitriptyline is a prescription medication and should be given as told by your vet. Provide your pet with fresh water at all times throughout treatment. It may be a few days before any improvement is noted.
Dosage and administration:
The recommended dose for canines is 0.5mg to 2mg per lb. every 8 to 12 hours. For felines, the dose is usually prescribed at 5mg to 10mg per lb. once daily at nighttime. The medication should be given orally.
Depending on the strength, the product contains 10mg, 25mg, 50mg, or 75mg of Amitriptyline HCL.