Fluoxetine HCl is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that may be prescribed for behavior issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, digestive issues, and inflammatory bowel disease. Fluoxetine HCl Compounded capsule is a blue and white elongated capsule made specifically for your pet. Please note your capsules may be either blue and opaque-white or blue and blue. There has been no change to the medication's formulation, this only impacts the capsule's appearance.
If this is for a cat, try the tablets. The capsules are huge. They're the size of regular capsules for humans. For a cat, they're a choking hazard. My cat is tiny, 8 lbs, and goes ballistic when we try to pill her. We tried putting it in a pill pocket, but she tried to chew it, bit down, and the powder exploded in her mouth. We were worried she inhaled some of the powder b.c. it just burst everywhere and she ran as soon as she could. It tasted disgusting and now she won't eat any pill pockets. We tried mixing it in a churu, but the powder is overpowering and she runs away. We tried shoving the capsule in her mouth like you do with a pill, but it is huge and she runs away gagging, retching, and foaming at the mouth. I do not suggest capsules for cats. The tablet version of this is so much smaller.
Excellent product! It is so difficult to find this medicine in capsule form and the specific amount needed for my cat. This product is wonderful and it is very easy to pull apart the capsule and mix the powder with wet food.
This packaging did not work for us. The medication requires daily dosage to reach blood level effectiveness, but giving an old cat a relatively large capsule isn't practical. We cut the pills to pour the powder (a rather large amount, given the very modest 4 mg dosage) into her food, but it clearly tastes very bitter and she was reluctant to eat it despite a healthy proportion of gravy to cover it up. Her other medication, in pill form, is easily taken embedded in pate food. We gave up after four days. Chewy does not seem to offer this medication in a pill form.
my husky is still experiencing anxious moments, during fireworks and thunderstorms. I ,have her on Fluoxetine for a month now. She just lays around all day. Would like to see her a little more active.
These capsules are very large and difficult to give to my cat. I've purchased this medication from several pharmacies over the years and have never received capsules this size. Someone should review the production of this medication for cats to see if smaller capsules are possible.
If difficult to administer capsule, pull them apart and mix powder with wet food or something similar that they will eat a whole amount of. The white half goes far into blue half, so pinch very end of blue half and they come apart easily. Capsules are way cheaper than the liquid and this helps our cat a ton, thankful for this option!
Always easy to refill prescriptions.
The medication is fine. To everyone complaining about the size - My cat takes it with pillpockets. Get some or a pill popper. It's a regular sized capsule.
This medication solved all of the behavior issues we were having with her cat. We were at the point of making some really tough decisions, and this was our last ditch effort to fix her inappropriate urination issues. This medication has completely eliminated all bad behavior, giving us back our beloved feline.
Yes, the capsules are large. I pull the the capsule apart and add the powder to my cat’s food.