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.
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:
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).
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.
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