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 clear. There has been no change to the medication's formulation, this only impacts the capsule's appearance.
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!
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.
I was so happy to find 5mg as my cat was prescribed that, but the 5mg capsules are waaaay too big to comfortably administer without stressing him out. Would love to find 5mg tablets.
I really would like to be able to try this, but having to force it down her throat seems counterproductive to its purpose of reducing anxiety. If there was another option, I would choose that.
The medication fluoxetine is actually working. My cat has not marked my wood floor since he has been on the medication. I am a happy camper.
So happy to find 5 MG for my kitty. Now I don't have to cut them all in half. Even though they are bigger than the pill pocket, he still takes and doesn't seem to realize that the pill is in it.
I purchased the capsules in order to pull them apart to sprinkle on my cat's wet food. I have to break the capsule to accomplish this and lose part of the product every time and it makes a mess. The point of a capsule for a cat is to sprinkle it into their food.
The product works great once we determined the dosage. My kitty seems to be keeping her urinary infections at bay, with the additional help of pheromones placed around the house and a stress diet. Who knew a kitties life could be so stressful. My only complaint is the size of the capsule...I would have an easier time using a tablet, which I hide in a pill pocket.