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Amitriptyline rx


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What is Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic depressant used to treat many behavioral disorders in pets. It may be prescribed to treat separation anxiety, excessive grooming, death of a companion, or other problems. Amitriptyline has a pain relieving component, and is often used for anxiety disorders involving pain in cats. Amitriptyline requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Amitriptyline is used in behavior modification in dogs and cats.
  • Common uses for amitriptyline are treatment of separation anxiety in dogs and excessive grooming, inappropriate urination (urine spraying) and anxiety in cats.
  • The use of this drug in cats with interstitial cystitis is based on the condition's association with stress, and increased central nervous system activity occurring as a result of this disorder (because of frequent and painful urination).

Cautions:

Amitriptyline should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Amitriptyline may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with amitriptyline. Such drugs include cimetidine, drugs classified as monoamine oxidase inhibitors, or drugs classified as serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease; asthma; thyroid disease; diabetes; stomach or intestinal problems; high blood pressure or heart disease; difficulty urinating, or glaucoma. Tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or lactating.

Brand Name:

Various

Generic Name:

Amitriptyline (am-e-trip'-ta-lean)

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

If you miss a dose, give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.

Possible side effects of Amitriptyline:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving amitriptyline and seek emergency veterinary care;

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Decrease in urination
  • Dry eyes
  • Constipation
  • Increase in heart rate
  • Vomiting
  • Hyperexcitability
  • Increase in seizures in epileptic pets

Storage:

Store Amitriptyline at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Directions:

Give this medication as directed by your veterinarian. Have plenty of water available for your pet pet to drink. Do not stop giving amitriptyline suddenly. This could cause symptoms such as nausea, headache and malaise.

Dosage:


Dogs:
WeightDosage
All weightsThe usual initial dose is 0.5-2 mg per pound of pet's body weight every 8-12 hours

Cats/Kittens:
WeightDosage
All weightsThe usual dose is 5-10 mg once a day, at night

Horses:
Do not use!


Amitriptyline:
Active IngredientAmount
Amitriptyline HCL10 mg
Other Ingredients: Colloidal silicone dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose (monohydrate), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch (corn), titanium dioxide. 10 mg dose also includes: D & C Red # 27 Aluminum Lake, D & C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, and FD & C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 50 mg dose also includes: FD & C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, and FD & C Red #40 Aluminum Lake. 75 mg dose also includes: D & C Red #7 Calcium Lake, and FD & C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake.


Amitriptyline:
Active IngredientAmount
Amitriptyline HCL25 mg
Other Ingredients: Colloidal silicone dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose (monohydrate), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch (corn), titanium dioxide. 10 mg dose also includes: D & C Red # 27 Aluminum Lake, D & C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, and FD & C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 50 mg dose also includes: FD & C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, and FD & C Red #40 Aluminum Lake. 75 mg dose also includes: D & C Red #7 Calcium Lake, and FD & C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake.


Amitriptyline:
Active IngredientAmount
Amitriptyline HCL50 mg
Other Ingredients: Colloidal silicone dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose (monohydrate), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch (corn), titanium dioxide. 10 mg dose also includes: D & C Red # 27 Aluminum Lake, D & C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, and FD & C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 50 mg dose also includes: FD & C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, and FD & C Red #40 Aluminum Lake. 75 mg dose also includes: D & C Red #7 Calcium Lake, and FD & C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake.


Amitriptyline:
Active IngredientAmount
Amitriptyline HCL75 mg
Other Ingredients: Colloidal silicone dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose (monohydrate), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch (corn), titanium dioxide. 10 mg dose also includes: D & C Red # 27 Aluminum Lake, D & C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, and FD & C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 50 mg dose also includes: FD & C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, and FD & C Red #40 Aluminum Lake. 75 mg dose also includes: D & C Red #7 Calcium Lake, and FD & C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake.

  • Amitriptyline is used in behavior modification in dogs and cats.
  • Common uses for amitriptyline are treatment of separation anxiety in dogs and excessive grooming, inappropriate urination (urine spraying) and anxiety in cats.
  • The use of this drug in cats with interstitial cystitis is based on the condition's association with stress, and increased central nervous system activity occurring as a result of this disorder (because of frequent and painful urination).

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