Amitriptyline Tablets are tricyclic antidepressants that treat specific behavioral issues, such as anxiety, fear of noises, and separation anxiety in dogs; as well as anxiety, spraying, and urinating outside the litter box in cats.
Sold per tablet in a variety of strengths.
Who is Amitriptyline Tablet for?
For use in cats and dogs.
Why use Amitriptyline Tablet?
In cats, preventing certain behavioral issues like urinating outside of their litter box
In dogs, helping with separation anxiety
How does Amitriptyline Tablet work?
Amitriptyline attacks brain chemicals that may become unbalanced, which can lead to behavioral issues.
Intas Phamaceuticals, Cadilla, Qualitest, Sandoz or other generic brand
How is Amitriptyline Tablet sold?
Sold by the tablet in 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75mg, and 100 mg strengths.
What are the side effects of Amitriptyline Tablet?
Potential side effects include:
Sedation/drowsiness (most common)
Altered blood sugar levels
Dry mouth (manifested in frequent licking of the lips)
Exacerbation of cardiac rhythm disturbance is the most potentially dangerous effect with this medication. Therefore, an EKG screening is recommended before beginning treatment with this medication.
What special precautions are there?
This medication could interact poorly with other drugs, including antihistamines, muscle relaxers, sedatives, other antidepressants, or painkillers.
Do not administer to pregnant dogs or dogs with seizure disorders, diabetes, heart problems, or liver problems
Notify your veterinarian about any other medications your pet is taking before administering this drug.
What to do if overdose?
Contact your closest animal hospital.
How can I store Amitriptyline Tablet?
Store in a dry and cool environment.
Amitriptyline is considered "off-label" for use in veterinary medicine. However, if your veterinarian determines that it is necessary for your pet, it is considered a safe option.
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