What is Amitriptyline? Amitriptyline is an oral tablet used to treat various behavior problems in small animals including separation anxiety in dogs, excessive-compulsive grooming behaviors, and urine spraying in cats.
What are the benefits of Amitriptyline?
- Helps to treat multiple anxiety disorders including separation anxiety in dogs and inappropriate urine spraying in cats
- May help as an adjunct medication in animals with excessive scratching and other self-destructive behaviors
- Tablets can be given safely at home
Formulated for:dogs and cats.
How is this medication given?Amitriptyline are tablets that are given by mouth exactly according to your veterinarian’s prescribed directions.
Never stop giving this medication abruptly. It usually needs to be weaned down unless advised otherwise by your veterinarian.
If you do not understand how to give Amitriptyline properly, consult with your veterinarian.
How does this medication work?Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) work in the brain by altering serotonin and norepinephrine levels. These chemicals help the nerves communicate. Amitriptyline works best when used with other behavior modification techniques.
What results can I expect? Amitriptyline may not completely get behavior problems under control when used alone. The best results are achieved when this medication is used along with training and behavioral modification techniques. It usually takes several weeks to reach an effective level in the body and for behavior to improve.
What form(s) does Amitriptyline come in? These are tablets that are given by mouth.
Generic Name:Amitriptyline (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name:Elavil