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Fluoxetine Capsules

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Fluoxetine Capsules
Product Information
Fluoxetine is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is used to treat behavior problems including obsessive compulsive behavior such as constant licking in dogs and cats, and feather picking in birds. Medications alone may not solve behavioral problems and are may be combined with behavioral modification techniques recommended by your veterinarian or animal behaviorist.
For
Dogs and Cats
Generic Name
Fluoxetine
Brand Names
Prozac®, Reconcile®
Drug Class
Antidepressant, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)
Product Description & Form
*Capsule size, color, shape, markings, or coating may be different from description. Fluoxetine is a generic medication, and therefore we may have different manufacturers at any given time. Capsules may vary in appearance.  
Fluoxetine 10 mg Capsules: 16 mm, opaque green capsule, filled with white to off-white granular powder, not scored, imprinted with E;88. (Manufacturer BluePoint: NDC 68001-0399-08)
Fluoxetine 20 mg Capsules: 16 mm, opaque green & opaque off-white capsule, filled with white to off-white granular powder, not scored, imprinted with E;91. (Manufacturer BluePoint: NDC 68001-0400-08)
Fluoxetine 40 mg Capsules: 21 mm, opaque light blue & opaque white capsule, filled with white to off-white powder, not scored, imprinted with SG;115. (Manufacturer ScieGen Pharmaceuticals: NDC 50228-0115-01)
Benefits
  • Used to treat separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors and aggression
Active Ingredients
Fluoxetine
Inactive Ingredients
Fluoxetine 10 mg & 20 mg Capsules: Unspecified gelatin, ferric oxide yellow, potassium hydroxide, corn starch, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonia, titanium dioxide, ferrosoferric oxide, shellac, silicon dioxide, FD&C blue no. 1.  (NDC 68001-0399-08, 68001-0400-08)
Fluoxetine 40 mg Capsules: Corn starch, silicon dioxide, unspecified gelatin, sodium lauryl sulfate, FD&C Blue No 1, FD&C Red No 3, titanium dioxide, ferrosoferric oxide, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, shellac, ammonia. (NDC 50228-0115-01)
Usage
Fluoxetine should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Try to give this medication at about the same time each day. Do not stop giving the medication unless advised by your veterinarian.
Missed Doses
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Side Effects
Side effects may include drowsiness, decrease in appetite, stomach upset, diarrhea, restlessness, trouble sleeping, hyperactivity, panting and irritability. If these symptoms persist, contact your veterinarian. Notify your veterinarian if any symptoms are troublesome and continue.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with fluoxetine: warfarin, phenylbutazone, digoxin, diazepam, haloperidol, lithium, l-tryptophan, tricyclic antidepressants, buspirone, thioridazine, perphenazine, cimetidine, propafenone, flecainide, encainide, monoamine oxidase inhibitors – i.e. selegiline, l-deprenyl, isoniazid, Mitaban dip.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication or supplements you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Cautions
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
Adverse Reactions
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Storage
Store at 68°F to 77°F in controlled room temperature, excursions permitted between 59° to 86°F. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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