Using Fluoxetine - Anxiety Meds for Dogs and Cats How this Medication Treats Behavior Problems in Dogs and Cats

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Fluoxetine

Behavior & Anxiety Management
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Indications for Fluoxetine

An antidepressant belonging to the serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class, Fluoxetine is primarily used to treat behavior problems in dogs and cats including obsessive compulsive disorders such as constant licking, and feather picking in birds. Fluoxetine is also used in the treatment of aggression behavior in pets. The veterinary formulation of Fluoxetine namely; Reconcile is recommended for dogs with separation anxiety. Fluoxetine is also used to treat itchiness that does not respond to conventional therapies.

Precautions

Fluoxetine can cause numerous side effects in animals. This medicine should not be administered in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Fluoxetine must not be prescribed for animals with a history of seizures. Before administering the medicine to your pet, consult a veterinarian and determine if Fluoxetine has the possibility to interact with other medications. The drugs which normally interact with Fluoxetine include monoamine oxidase inhibitors (selegiline), diazepam, phenylbutazone, digoxin or buspirone.

Dosage

Fluoxetine can cause numerous side effects in animals. This medicine should not be administered in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Fluoxetine must not be prescribed for animals with a history of seizures. Before administering the medicine to your pet, consult a veterinarian and determine if Fluoxetine has the possibility to interact with other medications. The drugs which normally interact with Fluoxetine include monoamine oxidase inhibitors (selegiline), diazepam, phenylbutazone, digoxin or buspirone.

Side Effects

Fluoxetine can cause numerous side effects in animals. This medicine should not be administered in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Fluoxetine must not be prescribed for animals with a history of seizures. Before administering the medicine to your pet, consult a veterinarian and determine if Fluoxetine has the possibility to interact with other medications. The drugs which normally interact with Fluoxetine include monoamine oxidase inhibitors (selegiline), diazepam, phenylbutazone, digoxin or buspirone.

Brand/Generic Equivalents

Prozac (Dista)

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