Use this medication only as directed by your veterinarian.
Amitriptyline tastes bitter, making it difficult
to administer to some animals. If your pet refuses to accept this medication,
consult your veterinarian.
Do not allow children to administer Amitriptyline.
- Give dogs 0.5 to 2 mg per pound of body weight every
8 to 12 hours.
- Give cats 5 to 10 mg once per day as a single dose.
- Offer your pet continuous access to water while using
- Decrease dose gradually during discontinuation to
prevent withdrawal effects.
Frequency of Use:
Symptoms may not disappear immediately. Continue
giving this medication until directed to stop by your veterinarian.
Store Amitriptyline at room temperature, away from
heat and moisture. Keep away from children and pets.
It is a violation of Federal
Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Amitriptyline works by altering levels of serotonin
and certain other chemicals in the brain that become unbalanced in some
pets during stressful situations, such as thunderstorms, travel, boarding,
vet visits, grooming, and crowds. This effect reduces anxiety and helps
Active Ingredients: Amitriptyline HCL
Other Ingredients: Colloidal silicone dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose,
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose (monohydrate), magnesium stearate,
microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch
(corn), titanium dioxide
10 mg dose also includes: D & C Red # 27 Aluminum
Lake, D & C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, and FD & C Blue #1 Aluminum
25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum
50 mg dose also includes: FD & C Blue #2 Aluminum
Lake, and FD & C Red #40 Aluminum Lake.
75 mg dose also includes: D & C Red #7 Calcium
Lake, and FD & C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake.
Keep Amitriptyline out of reach of children and animals.
Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
Amitriptyline is intended for use in dogs and cats
only. Not for other animals.
CAUTION: Side effects associated with
use of Amitriptyline include reduced appetite, drowsiness, and urinary
Do not give Amitriptyline if your dog or cat is taking
or has recently taken or used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, such as
Preventic Collar, selegiline, or Mitaban Dip.
Consult your veterinarian before use if your pet
has asthma, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, glaucoma, thyroid disease,
high blood pressure, heart disease, stomach problems, difficulty urinating,
or other problems.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or
lactating before giving this medication.
Rapid discontinuation may cause headache, nausea,
Symptoms of overdose may include agitation, drowsiness,
low blood pressure, seizures, confusion, or hallucinations.
Do not use this medication in animals with a known
allergy to it or to similar medications.