Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that is prescribed to treat a variety of behavioral problems caused by separation anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. It works by increasing the effectiveness of serotonin in the brain, which aids in the management of anxiety and depression. Customers may receive this drug under the names Reconcile, Prozac.
Fluoxetine tablets are indicated for the treatment of separation anxiety in conjunction with a behavior modification plan.
Possible Side Effects
Common, but not serious side effects include, drowsiness, lack of energy, reduced appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, shaking, shivering, tremors, restlessness, or panting.
You don’t have to be overly concerned if you see any of these unless they persist or worsen. Contact your veterinarian if this happens.
Drug & Food Interactions
Fluoxetine tablets are not for use in pets with epilepsy or a history of seizures. Fluoxetine tablets should not be given with drugs that lower the seizure threshold (e.g., phenothiazines such as acepromazine or chlorpromazine).
Fluoxetine tablets are not recommended for the treatment of aggression. Fluoxetine tablets have not been clinically tested for the treatment of other behavioral disorders. Studies to determine the effects of Fluoxetine tablets in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs and in pets less than 6 months of age have not been conducted.
NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names Reconcile, Prozac.
The recommended dose of Fluoxetine will depend on size and severity of symptoms. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian.Storage Instructions
Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F.
What is Fluoxetine?
This is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that is given orally to pets in order to manage a variety of behavioral problems.
What are the benefits of Fluoxetine?
- Effective generic option.
- Treats multiple behavioral problems.
- Can be given easily at home.
How is this medication given?
This medication is given by mouth (orally). Giving Fluoxetine with food can help to prevent stomach upset.
Follow the exact instructions that are given to you by your veterinarian. Never stop this medication abruptly unless your veterinarian tells you to. Your pets dose may be able to be lowered over time. Call your veterinarian if you are unsure of how to use Fluoxetine properly.
How does this medication work?
Fluoxetine increases the effectiveness of the serotonin which is a chemical in the brain that can be responsible for multiple behavior disorders in pets.
What results can I expect?
Fluoxetine can help to manage the symptoms associated with some behavior disorders in pets including separation anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and other behavioral problems as directed by your veterinarian.
No behavioral medication will be fully effective or curative unless it is used in conjunction with behavioral modification and training techniques to try to change the unwanted behavior.
It can also take several weeks to see results, so please be patient.