FLU10TAB Fluoxetine (Generic to Prozac) - 10mg Tablets, are in a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs. These medications within this class increase serotonin levels in the brain, relieving mental complications in dogs.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
FLU10TAB Fluoxetine (Generic to Prozac) - 10mg Tablets, are used to manage symptoms of separation anxiety and depression in dogs.
Pets are often confronted with situations they have never been trained to handle; adaptability, coping with difficult situations or social interactions are new to some pets. Separation anxiety is the number on problem to pets which have not been properly socialized or have become to rely fully on their owners. When a pet owner leaves the home for a short period of time the pet will become overly anxious and nervous. He or she may become destructive, tearing up the house or door in attempts to settle his/her nerves. Neighbors may also notice this behavior as the pet may bark excessively or whine.
Pets tend to become depressed due to a number of reasons and most are related to the problems their owners are experiencing. A pet owner, who has begun to grieve over a lost member of the family, will reflex the behavior in the pet. Although the pet not fully understand what has happened, he will pick up on the fact his owner is sad and no longer presenting him with attention. Grievances not only partake in the human world, a pet which has lost his companion will display a period of mourning. Pets which have lived together a long time miss their companions when they pass, just as people do. Pets which are depressed tend to keep their distance from humans. Pets may find a place to hide, stop eating, and resist from physical activities. In most cases the state of depression will lift once the pet has adapted to the new change, however, some pets need assistance to recover.
Pet owners will find to handle a pet with separation anxiety or depression is a challenge. The pet aliments associated with these conditions include; anxiety, nervousness, excessive barking, whining, destructiveness, pets may find a place to hide, stop eating, and resist from physical activities.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Depression and separation anxiety are not necessarily a breed condition. Commonly, family dog breeds, such as the Labrador retriever or golden retriever, develop these conditions due to the attention they receive from people on a regular basis.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1.What should I do if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Discontinue use and contact your veterinarian immediately.
2. What adverse side effects have been reported while administering this medication?
Decreased appetite, restlessness and anxiety, depression, lethargy, shaking, tremor, shivering, vomiting, seizures, aggression, diarrhea, vocalization, Mydriasis, weight loss, panting, confusion, incoordination, and hypersalivation.
3. Who should not take Fluoxetine?
Dogs with a history of epilepsy, pregnant, or those which are lactating should not take this medication.
4. What medication interacts with this product?
This medication should not be given with Amitraz.
5. When is the best time to administer medication?
Directly after the pet eats with a little food or alone.
6. Can this product cause an allergic reaction in my pet?
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to the drug include; hives, excessive drinking, and irregular breathing patterns. Other possible side effects include; cataracts, seizures, convulsions, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting and decreased appetite.
Keep out of reach from children.
Not to be used in pets under 6 months of age.
Not to be used in cats.
PET: This product has not been tested in lactating, pregnant, or breeding canines. This product is not to be used for aggression.
HUMANS: Not intended for humans. Common ingestion symptoms include; seizures, somnolence, nausea, tachycardia, and vomiting. In case of accidental ingestion, contact a physician immediately.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Store container between 59 and 77 degrees F at room temperature.
Disposal: Empty containers should be disposed of as directed and never re-used. Recycling or garbage disposal is viable as directed upon product label. Consult a medical waste agency for directions to depose of remaining drug and container. Contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
Fluoxetine is the generic formation of name brand product; Prozac. Prozac contains Fluoxetine hydrochloride, the same active ingredient in Fluoxetine.