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Fluoxetine (Generic) Tablets for Dogs, 10-mg, 1 tablet

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Description

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.

Uses

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.

  • Excessive vocalization, including whining.

  • Cats: Irritability, sleep disturbances, reduced appetite, and changes in urination and defecation habits (eg, going more or less than normal, diarrhea, color).

You don’t have to be overly concerned if you see any of these signs unless they persist or worsen. Contact your veterinarian if this happens.

Side effects that may be serious or indicate a serious problem:

  • Seizures, convulsions.

  • Aggression (threatening behavior or actions) or extreme hyper-excitability (over excited and won’t settle down).

If you see any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.

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).

Precautions

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.

Also available in capsules.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146678
  • Generic Name
    Fluoxetine
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Reconcile, Prozac
  • For Use With
    Dogs
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Anxiety, Behavior Issues
  • Drug Type
    Antidepressant
Ingredients
Ingredients

Fluoxetine Hydrochloride.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

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.

FAQ

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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Helped my anxious, traumatized mix

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    My girl came to me after weeks of trauma with her previous owner. Not only had she been neglected, she required a highly invasive surgery to save her life. After she healed, she had continued issues due to anxiety who only made her health issues more difficult to manage. She was fairly calm deapite all this but had separation anxiety which would make her poop all over her cage when left alone. The problem was that after an accident within our household, she became extremely fearful of noise in or around the house and could not leave the house for vet visits or play dates without panicking and freezing up. She could even to go potty outside! She would shake, sleep very little, was pottying in My girl came to me after weeks of trauma with her previous owner. Not only had she been neglected, she required a highly invasive surgery to save her life. After she healed, she had continued issues due to anxiety who only made her health issues more difficult to manage. She was fairly calm deapite all this but had separation anxiety which would make her poop all over her cage when left alone. The problem was that after an accident within our household, she became extremely fearful of noise in or around the house and could not leave the house for vet visits or play dates without panicking and freezing up. She could even to go potty outside! She would shake, sleep very little, was pottying in the house, and could not handle being left unattended. After a few months of this medication, she has returned to her friendly, outgoing, cuddly, confident self. This med does not mess with her sensitive stomach and there have been no side effects at all, something we were very cautious about due to her congenital heart condition that could easily destabilize. A QUICK NOTE! This medication requires at least 4 weeks to see an effect, but it took 8 weeks before my dog was finally back to normal, so keep that in mind when starting it. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Prescription Drugs

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    Because of the pandemic, I decided to switch from my pharmacy which was filling my dog's prescription to getting it filled by Chewy. Couldn't be happier. They kept me informed of interactions with the vet and delivery dates. Excellent service. I have been getting many other things from Chewy over the years but this is an added advantage!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Much less expensive that retail pharmacies.

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    Our vet prescribed this for our cat for unexplained instant anxiety. She only takes 1/2 pill daily though. She is much calmer and spending more time with the family out from under the bed. She never used to hide like she was doing. At first I was concerned about the blue coating...would it be sweet... If it is it's not stopping our girl from eating it crushed in her food along with felimazole which is bright pink and coated as well. I agree that the are harder to snap in half even with the scoring, but I can use a pill cutter and the pill doesn't shatter.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dog died and didn't have a chance to use these

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    The pharmacy process was smooth. However my dog died and didn't have a chance to use these so I can't really rate the product.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Work well, difficult to split

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    My Labrador was diagnosed (by two different behaviorists) with anxiety over the summer. I was sure that training and routine would help, but both recommended a low dose of Fluoxetine as a companion to training. He started on a very low dose (10mg) and is now up to 20mg, which seems to be working well. As they said, it did take about six weeks to see any changes, and at first they were incremental. No negative side effects for him, and he still has his same puppy personality. What seems to be improving with the Fluoxetine is his general nervousness. The previous trainer described him as "A 12 on a scale of 1-10" and now he's about a 9, which makes sense for a young and energetic Labrador. His My Labrador was diagnosed (by two different behaviorists) with anxiety over the summer. I was sure that training and routine would help, but both recommended a low dose of Fluoxetine as a companion to training. He started on a very low dose (10mg) and is now up to 20mg, which seems to be working well. As they said, it did take about six weeks to see any changes, and at first they were incremental. No negative side effects for him, and he still has his same puppy personality. What seems to be improving with the Fluoxetine is his general nervousness. The previous trainer described him as "A 12 on a scale of 1-10" and now he's about a 9, which makes sense for a young and energetic Labrador. His anxiety is fear-based so our goal is to continue training and counter-conditioning him, and hopefully weaning him off of this med in a year. Many people judged us and made jokes about putting our dog on meds but believe me - after trying everything else (music, Thundershirt, essential oils, accupunture, more exercise, CBD, etc.) we were really hopeless and discouraged and unable to leave the house. This has made a positive difference for the dog and for us. Don't be afraid to advocate for your dog and talk with your vet about anxiety treatment, recommendations, etc. It has been a life saver for us and he seems to be thriving now! My one problem with the pills is that they crumble/crush when you try to split them. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    positive results

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    Vet prescribed for my 3 year old female OCD chihuahua who was marking and overly stressed at life in general, including people and dogs. We have observed a difference. Marking stopped the same week we began administering. Working on the socialization with a trainer combined with the medication. She doesn't seem to be as impulsively reactive.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    it appears to be working

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    My cat suffers from a bit of anxiety, has peed in places she's not supposed to and has a tendency to lash out on our other cat. The Fluoxetine really seems to help her with all of those issues.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    calmed 3 aggressive cats against a new older cat

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    So this does NOT stop the aggression 100%. I noticed the hissing and the aggression against the new male cat ( all females before) his calmed down really fast. They will still hiss at him if he gets too close however i was able to introduce them sooner and they are starting to take to him faster after only 3 days! I also have the help of calming collars and sprays.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price and quick service

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    My vet prescribed this for my kitty who marks in the house when there are strays around outside. So far, it's working! Chewy offered the best price for this hard to find tablet version of the drug. They worked directly with our vet, so I didn't even have to mail the paper scrip to them. Fast shipping to! If it continues to work, I will put it on auto-fill, and save a little bit more money.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Working for my cat

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    The pills had to be cut in half (so it would be great if Chewy offered the 5ml size) but our cat has mellowed out since starting her regime again (I will never wait to the last minute to order again).

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