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.
Formulated for:cats and dogs.
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 be patient.
What form(s) does Fluoxetine come in? This medication is available as a capsule.
Generic Name:Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (Common Drug Name)