What is Clomicalm? a tricyclic antidepressant that is given orally (by mouth) in order to control behavior problems such as separation anxiety when used as directed by your veterinarian.
What are the benefits of Clomicalm?
- Works to manage behavior problems without a sedative effect.
- Controls behavior problems and relieves symptoms when used along with proper behavior modification and training techniques.
- Easy to administer.
Formulated for: dogs 6 months of age and older.
How is this medication given? Give this medication by mouth with food unless your veterinarian instructs you otherwise.
It is important to give this medication exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian. Clomicalm can be given once or twice daily.
Give this medication only to the pet it has been prescribed for.
How does this medication work? Clomicalm influences serotonin and other chemical levels in the brain that can influence behavior.
What results can I expect? You should start noticing an improvement in your dogs behavior problems, including separation anxiety but it may take several weeks to notice a change.
Clomicalm therapy is only successful when used in conjunction with proper behavior modification and training techniques.
What form(s) does Clomicalm come in? oral tablets.
Generic Name: Clomipramine (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name: Clomicalm
Dose and Administration: Give this medication exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian. Overdoes can be very toxic.
Tablets are given orally every 12 to 24 hours as directed by your veterinarian.
Give Clomicalm with a meal in order to minimize the risks of gastrointestinal (GI) upset.
If you forget to give a dose, give it as soon as possible but never give two doses at one time.
Uses: Clomicalm is used to control canine behavior problems especially separation anxiety. It is only beneficial when used along with veterinary supervised behavior modification techniques and proper training.
Possible Side Effects: Some possible side effects include appetite changes, diarrhea, lethargy, dry mouth, difficulty urinating, or increased heart rate. Other side effects are possible.
Some pets may have an allergic reaction to Clomicalm. Symptoms of this include itching, facial swelling, difficulty breathing, and pale gums.
If your pet is acting ill in any way after taking Clomicalm, call your veterinarian immediately.
Precautions: Animals who are allergic to clomipramine or other tricyclic antidepressants should not take Clomicalm.
Avoid use or use cautiously in animals with epilepsy, seizures, urine retention, decreased gastrointestinal motility, constipation, liver/kidney disease, heart rhythm disturbances, thyroid disease, or glaucoma.
Avoid feeding aged cheese to your dog with this medication.
Pets under 6 months of age should not take Clomicalm. Safety studies have not been performed in pregnant/lactating females.
Do not use in pets who are being treated or who have been recently treated with selegiline.
Drug and Food Interactions: Always tell your veterinarian about any medications or supplements your pet is taking prior to using Clomicalm.
Interactions can occur with MAOIs, selegiline, amitraz, insulin, some flea/tick collars, some antidepressants, and some thyroid medications. Other interactions may occur.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Clomicalm.