Amitriptyline helps your pet deal with issues such as separation anxiety, fear of noises and anxiety. What is Amitriptyline? is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat certain behavior problems such as separation anxiety, fear of noises and anxiety in dogs as well as urinating out of the litter box, spraying and anxiety in cats. What are the benefits of Amitriptyline? Helps dogs with fear of noises and separation anxiety Helps with feline behavioral issues such as spraying and urinating outside the litter box What form(s) does Amitriptyline come in? Tablet Formulated for: Cats and dogs How does this medication work? Attacks chemicals in the brain that become unbalanced, leading to behavioral problems in pets. Common Brand Name: Elavil Generic Name: Amitriptyline Dose and Administration: Use according to your veterinarian's instructions. Possible Side Effects: The most common side effect is drowsiness/sedation. Anticholinergic side effects would probably not be surprising: dry mouth (manifested in animals often as frequently licking of the lips), urinary retention, constipation. Tricyclic antidepressants can alter blood sugar levels. Amitriptyline may cause drowsiness or dizziness * The most potentially dangerous side effect that happens with a realistic frequency is the exacerbation of a cardiac rhythm disturbance. For this reason, an EKG screening has been recommended before starting this medication. Precautions: This medication may not help symptoms right away. It may take a number of days before symptoms begin to lessen. Contact your veterinarian if symptoms get worse or if new symptoms develop while the pet is on this medication. Storage: Store in a cool dry place. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to Amitriptyline. Size: 50 mg.
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