Amitriptyline HCL 75 mg per tablet

Amitriptyline HCL 75 mg per tablet
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What is Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline treats behavioral disorders in cats and dogs. Behavioral disorders include separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, excessive grooming, and urine spraying. Amitriptyline belongs to class of drugs known as tricyclic anti-depressants. It increases the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two important neurotransmitters. It also causes sedation and blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from uptake.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • 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

How it works?

Attacks chemicals in the brain that become unbalanced, leading to behavioral problems in pets.

Storage:

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

It may take a number of days before symptoms begin to lessen. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. Do not stop giving Amitriptyline suddenly.

Usage:

  • 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 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.

Dosage:

Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs All weights The usual initial dose is 0.5-2 mg per pound of pet's body weight every 8-12 hours
Cats All weights The usual dose is 5-10 mg once a day, at night

Cautions

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in pets with known hypersensitivity to amitriptyline or in pets that are pregnant or lactating. Use with caution in animals with seizure disorders, diabetes mellitus, liver disease, or heart disease. Amitriptyline may interact with some other medications. Therefore, inform your veterinarian of any medications your pet may be taking. This is especially important if your pet is currently taking other drugs that act as Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants, some thyroid medications, sympathomimetic agents, and cimetidine. Weight gain may also occur in some cats using this medication. If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering amitriptyline, contact your veterinarian immediately. Finally, overdoses of amitriptyline are serious and can be very toxic. If you suspect your pet has been given too much amitriptyline, call your veterinarian immediately.

Possible Side Effects

Allergic reactions and serious side effects are rare, but in the case of an allergic reaction or a serious side effect, seek immediate veterinary attention. Some common signs of allergic reactions and serious side effects are facial swelling, breathing difficulties, rashes or hives, pale gums, increased tendency to bruise or bleed, or low platelets.