Fluoxetine has been used to treat canine aggression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and stereotypic behaviors. It is used to treat the same behaviors in cats, and additionally, it is used for inappropriate elimination.
The FDA-approved product is labeled to treat canine separation anxiety alongside a behavior modification plan.
Disposal of Unused Prescription Medications
- Return unwanted or unused medications to Revival Animal Health in person, or visit www.disposemymeds.org to find a pharmacy near you.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
Learn more about disposal of unused prescription medications here
Disposal of Medical Sharps
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of Sharps Container
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
Our pharmacy hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. − 4:30 p.m. CST.
Fluoxetine should not be used in dogs with a history of seizures or those who have been diagnosed with epilepsy. It also should not be given to dogs taking medications that can lower the seizure threshold (for example, acepromazine and chlorpromazine). Use with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus, as it may alter blood glucose.
Safe use during pregnancy has not been established. Caution is suggested when using fluoxetine in nursing animals, as it is excreted into milk at a rate of 20-30% of plasma levels. Implications for nursing newborns are unclear.
Dosage may need to be reduced in animals with severe liver impairment.
If your animal has worn a flea collar in the past two weeks, alert your veterinarian. Do not use a flea collar on your animal while it takes this medication without consulting your veterinarian.
Symptoms of overdose are similar to the side effects: GI effects, anxiety, irritability, insomnia or hyperactivity, lethargy, panting and anorexia.
Fluoxetine is contraindicated in animals hypersensitive to it. Also contraindicated in animals receiving monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
Overdoses can be very dangerous. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
Active Ingredient: Fluoxetine HCl