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Amitriptyline HCl

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from PetMeds Came Through My cat started marking furniture (he's 7 and was neutered as a kitten#. After a series of test my local vet felt it was all anxiety disorder #my other cat was determined to have total control). She put LE on Amitriptyline & it worked! However, I was buying from my vet as a much higher price. Since I have 2 cats, 2 dogs & a horse to take care of, I welcome any discount I can get! I've dealt with PetMeds for years so new to go to their site. Highly recommend them.
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Two female dogs of mine were prone to fights, although infrequently, were damaging to them and to me. There was little warning. After the vet recommended this drug for them, they have become reliable friends, playing together, and no fights or even threatening behavior. I am thrilled. 800PetMeds offers this drug made by Sandoz. I had tried the same drug but manufactured by another company through my local drugstore, and it did not work.
Date published: 2013-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changer! Our dog was adopted from a local shelter this year, who had rescued him from another shelter in northern KY. He's a Tibetian terrier and unknown to all had lots of anxiety/abandonment issues. After destroying several pieces of furniture and a large area rug, we were running out of options and didn't want to crate him all the time. He is a lover and has ton of energy. We turned to this product, and have a changed dog! I highly recommend it...has calmed our dog down, and he has quit chewing up everything in sight!
Date published: 2012-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helped male cat urinate If I had to had to leave my male kitty alone overnight, the stress and anxiety for him were much worse than for my female cat. Twice he could not urinate about 24 hours after I retuned. He would get in and out of the litter box constantly peeing small amounts. In and out without stop. I thought he might have a blockage / crystals and took him quickly to the vet. She found that his bladder was empty so he wasn't blocked. She had me give him amitriptyline and within hours he was relaxed and able to urinate with ease. The vet told me anxious boy kitties can get so stressed that it effects their urinating. I was very happy with the results of using amitriptyline.
Date published: 2012-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so great Our cat was not using the litter box, and was especially bothered by our two young children. I tried EVERYTHING that is recommended with litter box problems. Finally I took her to the vet, and I wish that I would have asked for her to have medication sooner. She is much more friendly, and even lets the kids pet her for short bits, she wouldn't even be in the same room before. And all of her litter box problems are resolved. It's nice to have a good cat again. She has only been on it for just over a month, so I can't speak to any side effects, but she seems great right now.
Date published: 2012-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fawn Fawn does well on Amitriptyline - she is still outgoing and loving but without all the stress - she was a very aggressive crazy cat and also urinated all over - she will still bite on occasion and still urinates on occasion but i can tell she is much more content and not suffering from anxiety like she was when we got her - she was left at the animal shelter in night receiving and i always joked after i got her, and saw her personality, that they dumped her and RAN - i couldn't bring myself to take her back because i figured they would have to euthanize her so i decided medication was the only answer - she has a good life as she gets to go outside when we are home and has an outdoor run she can go into any time - she also gets along much better with our other cats and doesn't attack them - i guess you could say Amitriptyline saved her life because we would have had to take her back to shelter as aggressive as she was - we only give her a half of pill per day.
Date published: 2012-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fixed the Problem We started using this product approximately one year ago for our cat, Chiari. She had a really bad habit of peeing on carpets and floors, wherever, whenever she felt like it. We ended up, at the advice of our vet, kenneling her at night. This was only a slight help and she continued to use the house as a litter box. As a last ditch effort, it was either find something to work to help solve the problem or Chiari had to become an outdoors cat, we took her to the vet. He again told us to keep kenneling her and put her on 10mg of this medication once daily. Chiari started out very skittish and wasn’t really people friendly before we put her on the medication. Since we started it, it is a whole different story. She loves to be around people, even children. We have decided to give her the 10mg tablet every other day which works very well for her. The house is no longer her litter box, about a week after starting the medication, this ceased as well. She hasn’t slept in a kennel since the peeing stopped and loves to sleep next to her humans every night now.
Date published: 2012-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, But Cautionary I have a cat who has been on amitriptyline for years now. Over time, it's managed to calm his excessive paranoia and reduce the frequency of him attacking my female. I almost never have issues with him going outside the litter box now. He's on half a pill twice a day and is a pretty big cat. It wasn't an immediate miracle cure, but there was a noticeable effect in the first few weeks and over time he's gotten much calmer. Not to say he won't still be testy at times, those are things that are still part of his personality, just much more manageable now. One word of caution, however. Just this last year he got a UTI that would not go away, and then had a blockage that cost quite a bit to treat him for. I was pretty shocked by how very, very quickly it onset considering I have another cat who is UTI prone who had never had a UTI get so serious so very quickly. I suspect that it got so severe so fast due in part to the urinary side effects of this drug. He's still on it, but keep an eye out, and consider feeding your cat a full wet food diet with added water or UTI friendly additives to offset the possible dangers.
Date published: 2012-02-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't help. My poor cat's fur really went downhill on this medication. Dull, matted. In addition, she developed a UTI which required more medication. She went around in a stupor and became fairly unresponsive. The condition for which this med was prescribed continued, so I took her off this medication, with her doctor's approval.
Date published: 2012-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It helps... We started using this with our smallest cat who freaks out around strangers or our other cats... She has gone from hiding to being out in the open more and the urinating outside of the box has lessened to a degree... Every animal is different but it may help others... Going to get more...
Date published: 2012-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ADHD DOG I adopted a 2 1/2 yr old boxer we named Buster. I have lived my life around boxers & know their high energy. Buster is over the top. He wants to be in everyone's face all the time, leaps, lunges, tears things up. I got to the point that I didn't want people to come to my house. Amitriptyline has helped calm him some. It helps make him manageable .
Date published: 2011-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Help for anxiety-driven biting I began giving my neutered male orange tabby amitriptylene to help treat his separation anxiety - he would get so upset when I left for work in the morning that he would attack and bite me (he is declawed). Because of concerns for my safety and his well-being, my vet put Sam on this med. It has made such a difference - he is much less tense, and I can leave my house without wiping away bloody toothmarks. The only problem that he has had is the taste - when he doesn't swallow it immediately and gums it at all, it causes vomiting and a very upset tummy.
Date published: 2011-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helped w/urinating problems My cat has had a heart murmur and severe anxiety especially with strangers. He was to the point where he would run when he heard footsteps, not look where he's going and then slam into a wall or an obstacle in his way. he was also urinating outside of the litterbox. Since he has been on this medication he has calmed down quite a bit. The urinating outside the box has decreased tremendously. It hasn't made him into the "normal" cat he once was when he was a kitten (he is 8 yrs) but he has definately improved. No more running into walls.
Date published: 2011-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Severe Seperation Anxiety I adopted my dog after being in a shelter for about 5 months. She had very severe separation anxiety, to the point of breaking open sides of crates, hurting herself, then destroying the house. She was having panic attacks where she was shaking, panting, her pupils would get wide, and she would release a weird smell when she knew it was time for us to leave. She has been on this medication for about 3-4 weeks and at the beginning of week 3 we started to notice the difference. She does not panic when we are leaving like she used to. She still pants a little but not nearly as bad, and when she is left in the crate for a few hours she is laying down in it when we get home. This is amazing!! We never thought that was possible!! This medication takes a few weeks to get into the system but it was worth the wait. Nothing else worked!
Date published: 2011-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Amitriptyline I would never give this medication to my cat no matter what because of the severe site effects. Amitryptyline is a powerful antidepressant which lowers blood pressure, circulatory problems, kidney damage and more.
Date published: 2011-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Amitriptyline Star was prescribed this med for itching. She continues to itch herself continually. The medication comes with a description that it is used for psychologic diagnosis as well. She doesn't take it for that purpose. I will give it to her for the prescribed time and then re-evaluate.
Date published: 2010-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just the right amount I own a pit mix I rescued. She used to be VERY destructive whenever I left. If I had her in her crate, she would tear through anything in there, as well as eat through the plastic crate bottom. She ate through chairs, sofas, rugs and shoes. After I put her on a small dose, it helped all of the destructive behavior stop, and made her much more calm and less skittish around strangers. She still had her spunky attitude, and loves to play, but she no longer destroys everything.
Date published: 2010-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle pill I adopted a red tabby maine coone in Jan'10, once my other cats had passed away. She was starved and seemed very unhappy at 6 yrs of age! I couldn't understand Why someone would abandon her, she was so beautiful! Soon after fattening her up, I found out she had severe behavioral problems. She would not only meow all the time but seemed to howl continually and pull out her hair a lot.. Finally, after doing everthing possible to calm her, 8 months later I asked the vet and he recommended 10 mg per day. After only 2 days she is like a different cat. THANK GOD for this pill. It has saved my cat and my marriage! (Its only been 4 days and I am a satisfied customer for sure). She also seems more content and happy too!
Date published: 2010-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for our constantly nervous cat Our cat has general nervousness- frightens easily (even for a cat), meowing in the middle of the night, runs out of the litter box as though she is being chased when no one is around... Amitriptyline was recommended by our vet and has soothed her remarkably. She now leads a much more relaxed life and is definitely happier. The pills can be tricky to administer, though, so I purchased a pill popper and watched a "how to" video on YouTube- it is much easier to get the medicine in her this way!
Date published: 2010-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good! My cat Milly was very aggresive towards my other "outsider" cats once her kittens were about 5 weeks old and running around. Milly began to attack my other cats who had all lived here much longer than she had. (she showed up several months ago, obviously her previous owner dumped her off) anyway she had gotten along fine with the others until she decided in her little cat brain that the others might want her babies. I had her spayed but she was still evil (2 of my cats left and won't come back into the yard - thats how mean she had gotten) so I thought I'd try this medicine. I haven't seen her attack any of my 3 cats that are still home, they walk a wide path around her (don't blame them for not trusting her) but she doen't chase them away anymore. Thank God for this medicine!!!
Date published: 2010-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Amitriptyline I bought this product for my dog, 10 years old. She is afraid of thunderstorms and fireworks. She still was scared to death even after giving correct dose of product. I was disappointed because I don't like to see my pet so upset.
Date published: 2010-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Vet recommended for FLUTD. Says he does not know why but it seems to help. We cut 10mg in half which seems to be plenty strong. So far no crystals in urine for 2 months. He is also one special Hill's c/d diet.
Date published: 2010-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for traveling long distances with cat's. I think it would have been a nightmare without it as I witnessed in the first hour of driving with my 2 cats, who were both meowing frantically as if their kitty lives were being turned upside down .... once it kicked in, the rest of the drive was very peaceful. This was a 2 day, 27 hour drive in total, which in about 2 months, I will once again repeat with my spoiled felines. I purhcased a very large dog kennel, a small litter box, and put in towels, and a cozy blanket for my 2 cats so that all their needs would be met.
Date published: 2010-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from takes a few weeks for effect but it works Lucy is also a rescue mini dachsund, this has worked wonders for her. When we first adopted her, she was afraid of everyone and everything. She has post traumatic stress disorder, it was a miracle. Now when we go for a walk, she thinks everyone is out to pet her
Date published: 2010-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from missy Missy has been on the Drug for 3 weeks now, and i don't see any improvement at all. The poor Dog was in a Puppymill for the first 4 Years of her life, and is very traumatised from it. I got her from a Rescue and was told she was a little shy and would improve with time. I have been in contact with the Rescue because i believe it is the kindest thing to put her down because after 15 Month in my Home there is no improvement at all. They are fighting me and want the Dog back to put her through more trauma. I just don't get it. Even my Vet said she would put her down if there would be no improvement. I feel for the Animal, but my hands are tied. Before these People let these Animals loose to the Publik i think they should try to work with them. Thank's for listening, i had to vent to someone. Sincerely Edda
Date published: 2010-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has solved my kitty's problem! My Siamese cat, Ming, has suffered chronic urinary tract blockages and diet alone has not helped him. About 15 months ago, my vet put him on 10mg of amitriptyline per day. He has been symptom free, without any blockages in the entire 15 months. My poor kitty faced an expensive, painful, surgery, but this medication has spared him this. It works, and it is not expensive. It tastes very bitter and if I do not place the pill far enough down his throat, he either throws it up or foams. So, I am very careful that I get it right the first time.
Date published: 2010-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parker-Dale We rescued Parker from Canada and brought him to the States. He was 9 weeks when we did this .....he dstroyed 2 metal crates the kind you would normally buy. He was a very skitterish dog and we discovered that he was having separation anxiety. He is just over a yr old now and he gets 3 10mg twice a day. I give him a small crunchy treat and then simply open his mouth and drop the 3 pills in then give another treat and he actually looks forward to his meds. This drug is awesome. We also did invest in a "Alkatraz" crate that he also now goes in willingly when we have to crate him. I swear by this stuff and after reading other reviews that it has also worked for paw licking.....we will try this on our 8 yr. old yellow lab.............
Date published: 2010-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Med This medication has been a top med for Mischief's allergies. She has taken amitriptyline for several years and we see no more paw or tail licking or chewing. She is a much happier dog and a more enjoyable pet.Thanks a million to our vet for his treatment option.
Date published: 2010-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle worker Lucy, mini dachsund, is rescue dog, she was 1 of 46 dogs when found. We had similar issures of chasing tale and biting rear foot to point of making herself bleed especially if food was involved. She was afraid of everyone and everything. We give it to her in a small piece of hot dog and she swallows it right down. This works great now she thinks everyone is out to see her on her walk and looks insulted if they don't pet her.
Date published: 2010-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff Mr. Jones had a urine problem, going against walls, etc. Also, He would bite his tail and scream acting like he was going insane. Since his med he is a different cat, no more urine problems and the biting of tail has ceased. He comes around when he knows it is dose time.
Date published: 2009-12-28
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Questions

Do you have the amitriptyline in "twist a dose" gel pens. My cat Will Not take the pills, no matter how I try to give it to her.

Asked by: Wendy
Our compounding lab makes amitriptyline transdermal gel in a pre-filled syringe. We do not offer the twist a dose delivery method.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2017-09-13

My dog suffers with seasonal allergies and has itching and licking to the point of hot spots. He is a 10 pound Yorkie. Can you suggest an allergy med that will not have an interaction with this medication? Thank you

Asked by: Carrie Copper
As a licensed pharmacy, we are unable to diagnose your furry baby's condition. Please consult with your veterinarian so he/she can prescribe the best treatment for your furry baby's issue.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2017-08-30

My dog is 11lbs and has insane separation anxiety, he's a chihuahua min pin mix, how many mgs should I get for him?

Asked by: Imanijohnny
The usual initial dose of Amitriptyline is 0.5-2 mg per pound of pet's body weight every 8-12 hours; however, your veterinarian will determine the proper dose for your pet's condition.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2016-11-24

Can this medication be used for nerve pain in pets as in humans?

Asked by: janet
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. It's used to treat certain behavioral problems, such as separation anxiety, fear of noises, and anxiety in dogs, and urinating out of the litter box, spraying, and anxiety in cats.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2018-09-18

My cat, and a foster cat have been on 1 Amitripiline pill a day for less than 3 weeks now.  If I notice side effects (diahrrea, etc), how can I, as quickly as is safely possible, wean them or take them off of it?  

Asked by: dsbailey70
Speak with your veterinarian if you are going to taper this medication. They will be able to tell you how to taper it correctly.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-05-27

Not able to add product to cart why?

Asked by: samwatson
Make sure you are selecting a strength before you try adding Amitriptyline to your cart. This medication requires a prescription. We will ask for your veterinarians information at checkout.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-11-13

how quickly will resultsbe seen in canine

Asked by: dk
It probably isn't best to rely upon answers from people that cannot spell the name of their dog's breed correctly, even if they are an RPh.
Answered by: GasparsGirl
Date published: 2017-05-18

IS this contraindicated for cats with severe asthma on albuterol?

Asked by: Callie
Amitriptyline can interact with some asthma medications, by either increasing or decreasing the effect of the other drug You should definitely discuss this with your veterinarian if your vet is giving you a prescription for both of them.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2017-01-27

larger dose

Does it come in 100mg for larger dogs?
Asked by: magnum
Yes. Unfortunately, we do not carry the 100mg strength. Please check with your local human pharmacy as the medication is also prescribed for humans. If they do not stock it, they usually have the ability to order it for the next day.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2014-10-03

Why is it important that cats are given the medication at night?

The pharmacist that fills my cat's prescription says it can be given any time of day, and that my cat will be most drowsy after the first few hours of dosage. I have been giving it to him in the morning before I leave for work so he doesn't get anxious.
Asked by: Grace
A possible side effect of amitriptyline is drowsiness which could be why the evening dosing is recommended. Most cats however tend to be nocturnal therefore giving your pet the medication the mornings is not considered the wrong approach either.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2014-09-04

natural supplements used with Amitriptyline?

Can other natural supplements such as trumeel tablets (on 1800petmeds) and zeel be used with Amitriptyline?Traumeel Tablets are a homeopathic product, they have Belladonna 4X 75mg, Arnica Montana radix 3X 40mg, Aconitum napellus 3X 30mg, Chamomilla 3X, Symphytum officinale 8X 24mg each, Calendula officianalis 2X, Hamamelis virginiana 2X, Milefonium 3X, Hepar sulphurus calcaeum 8X, Mercurius solubilis 8X 15mg each, Hypericum perforatum 3X 8mg, Bellis perennis 2X, Echinacea angustifolia 2X, Echinacea purpurea 2X 6mg, in each tablet.
Asked by: tootie
There is limited information regarding homeopathic medications being used in combination with psychotropic drugs. Please consult with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2014-05-07

Can Amitriptyline be given with other meds?

I have a 13 almost 14 year old pit bull terrior, she takes metacam liquid for her arthritis. Can Amitriptyline be given with metacam? Are there any known side affects related to other natural ingredients with this medication that anyone would know off also? I give her other natural things for her pain also.
Asked by: tootie
amitriptyline and metacam can be used together. You are right to check for any drug interactions especially with amitriptline. Can you get the specific names of the natural products you are giving her ? It is important you get it any herbal/natural products checked out before you mix them with drugs such as amitriptyline. Did you inform the vet ? PS...the picture is adorable !
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2014-05-02

What are the warnings or side affects of the drug.

Asked by: KOA
Seizures; a fast or irregular heartbeat; high blood pressure; difficulty urinating; panting, muscle stiffness or severe muscle weakness are some of the more common side effects of this drug.
Answered by: Pharmacist
Date published: 2017-04-01

Can this medication be used with a phermone collar?

Asked by: Kitty Katt
Yes, the two can be used together
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2013-12-16

what is the shelf life for this product?

Asked by: ss
Please contact our pharmacy directly for the answer to this question.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-12-10

pill identification

I know from time to time these meds change colors the ones i have are round and blue and have 272 on it and RDY on the other I cant remember what miligram they are, he gets them for anxiety. what are the shelf life on these also.. thank you
Asked by: kitty
Consult with your veterinarian. He/she can refer to your pet's medical chart and verify the strength they prescribed for anxiety. The pill you describe above- RDY, 272, round, blue-refers to Naproxen 220 mg which is a NSAID used to reduce inflammation and pain.
Answered by: Janine Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

what is the shelf-life for this?

I would like to buy 2 bottles, not sure if I should
Asked by: ejl
please call our pharmacy department at 1-888-738-6331, we would be happy to check out the current stock and let you know the shelf life.
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Do you have amitriptyline available in trans dermal form?

Asked by: Jean
Yes, It is available as 100 mg/ml in the transdermal form.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2013-10-22

How do I stop this medication if my dog is not responding well to it?

Asked by: Tammy
You may need to taper the down the dose before stopping this medication. you will need to speak with the veterinarian about an apropriate taper regimen.
Answered by: Janine/Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

should all pets be treated?

i have 5 cats. one of which has recently begun having behavior changes, aggressiveness and urinating out of the box... took to vet and he checked his kidneys, etc. suggested feliway and more litter boxes. have done both, and more. no progress after a week. the other 4 cats are beginning to show signs of stress and anxiety now...
Asked by: crazy cat lady
Comfort Zone with Feliway for Cats is an excellent product. Perhaps you should try to restrict the cats to a particular room where the Comfort Zone is plugged in so they get maximum benefit from the product.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Vet prescribed Anitriptylone for allergy related skin issues.

Can't find any research to support this medicine for skin problem associated with allergies.
Asked by: Cathi
My dog (walker hound) has been taking this med for over a year for allergies. He had a skin test, and he also gets weekly shots. We haven't had any issues at all. He's naturally laid back anyway, so I haven't noticed any behavioral changes. Allergy symptoms have lessened, but haven't gone away completely. By the way, my dog is under the care of an animal allergy and dermatology specialist. We chose this treatment instead of steriods.
Answered by: Aggy
Date published: 2013-10-22

Will product calm a nervous cat enough to let me give it a bath?

Asked by: E-ma
Oh man cats HATE baths!!! Is it really necessary? They're always grooming & cleaning; give kitty a break! I've only given baths if it's absolutely no other option (stray kitten LOADED w/ fleas once)
Answered by: Kim
Date published: 2018-09-03

can i use my amitriptyline on my cat?

We are going to be moving soon and this is going to devestate my cat and freak him out for weeks. He is an unusually high strung cat that is afraid of everything anyway so this change won't go over well with him. I'm afraid he's going to take off if he gets out. I have my own prescription for 25mgs which i will adjust for his weight. When should I start giving it to him so it will be working to the full effect when it comes time to move? Thanks.
Asked by: nina
Under no circumstances should you give any of your amitriptyline to your cat. If your veterinarian decides this is the best medication to use you can mention to him/her that you have some at home. He/she will determine the dose to give. Once again, do not give any of your medication to your cat.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Amitriptyline 100mg 2xs day

100 lb choc lab. Has had allergy shot but not working. Was giving this med to help. Fall allergies are worst. Anyone have good results for this problem?
Asked by: Moose's "mom"
I'm sorry to hear that the allergy shot is not working. Amitriptyline is not an antihistamine, and I'm not clear what role this medication would have in treating your pet's allergy, unless the pet is very anxious or has some behavior issues as a result of the allergy. You may want to clarify what this medication is being used for with the veterinarian who prescribed it.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Are 100mg tablets available?

I have an English Mastiff which requires 2-100mg of Amitriptyline per day.
Asked by: Rob
Yes this product is available as 100mg tablets. Unfortunately, we do not carry that strength. You would need to give 4 of the 50mg tablets which we do carry instead of 2 of the 100mg tablets.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can you crush the pill and mix it in food for a cat?

We started this medication a few days ago because our 10 year old tabby started urinating in the house over a year ago. He hates taking the pill and it stresses him out. So I started crushing the pill and mixing it in his food. But he is still not using his litter box all the time. (We have already gone through all of the, "get him checked by a vet, clean the boxes, get bigger boxes, use open boxes, change the litter, etc.)
Asked by: I've Tried Everything
It took a few weeks for our cat to adjust to it. Give it a little more time. It is a REALLY bitter pill so it is hard to administer. I took to creating an outer coating of butter. With a toothpick full of butter, I would put a 1-2 millimeter coat around the pill and then set it in the freezer for about 10 minutes. As long as I got it back in his throat, it would be so slippery, it would slide down when he struggled. I went from 45 minutes per pill, to getting it down in 1 or 2 tries.
Answered by: Wifelet
Date published: 2017-06-03

Is this medication available in liquid form through 1800PetMeds?

Asked by: SarahC
My cat is on the liquid form. My vet ordered it thru a Pharmacy that combines exactly a special formula for stress and allergy. I put it in the ear around the canal. The cost for a 1 month supply was $37.00. I was able to pick it up. So far after 3 days, I was hoping for better results. Vet said it should make her sleepy with 1mg. I'm hoping in time it will work. So talk to your Vet and check it out.
Answered by: Jaclyn
Date published: 2013-10-22

Unable to cut my male pit nails b/c he FREAKS out . Should this be strong enough to help?

Asked by: MsParker
You are going to need a prescription from your veterinarian for this medication. You may want to try Quiet Moments Calming Aid which does not require a prescription.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

my dog is losing his fur because of nerves, will amitriptyline help

Asked by: quincey
My vet and dog trainer both said my dog had one of the most severe cases of separation anxiety they had seen and it has helped very much! Give it 2-3 weeks to become effective but it should help the poor guy!
Answered by: Halli
Date published: 2013-10-22

I give her 1/2 twice a day.

Will this make my dog want to urinate more than usual?
Asked by: Rita
this made NO difference to my dogs frequency of urination at all. it just kept her more sane.
Answered by: whit
Date published: 2013-10-22
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What is Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. It's used to treat certain behavioral problems, such as separation anxiety, fear of noises, and anxiety in dogs. For cats it is used to treat urinating out of the litter box, spraying, and anxiety. Amitriptyline requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

Note: Amitriptyline Compounded is also available.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Treats behavioral issues in dogs, such as separation anxiety
  • Remedies feline behavioral problems, like urinating outside the litter box
  • Reduces the frequency of vet visits

How does Amitriptyline work?

Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that become unbalanced, leading to behavioral problems in your pet.

Cautions:

Side effects of Amitriptyline may include drowsiness, dizziness, loss of appetite, and urinary retention, and this product may interact with other products your pet is taking.

Brand Name:

Elavil (Merck)

Generic Name:

Amitriptyline (am-e-trip'-ta-lean)

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Amitriptyline to my pet?

Do not give this medication if your pet has taken or used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as selegiline, Mitaban Dip or Preventic Collar within the last 14 days. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease; asthma; thyroid disease; diabetes; stomach or intestinal problems; high blood pressure or heart disease; difficulty urinating, or glaucoma. Tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Amitriptyline is available as 10mg, 25mg, 50mg and 75mg tablets. The usual initial dose for dogs is 0.5-2mg per pound every 8-12 hours. The usual dose in cats is 5-10mg per cat once a day, at night. This medication may not help symptoms right away. It may take a number of days before symptoms begin to lessen. Contact your veterinarian if symptoms get worse or if new symptoms develop while the pet is on this medication. Amitriptyline may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

How should Amitriptyline be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Do not stop giving Amitriptyline suddenly. This could cause symptoms such as nausea, headache and malaise. Store Amitriptyline at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Amitriptyline?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Amitriptyline to my pet?

Amitriptyline may cause dizziness or drowsiness.

What are the possible side effects of Amitriptyline?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Amitriptyline and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face, or hives); seizures; a fast or irregular heartbeat; high blood pressure; difficulty urinating; panting, muscle stiffness or severe muscle weakness. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Amitriptyline and talk to your veterinarian if your pet has drowsiness or dizziness; dry mouth and eyes; constipation; panting; mild agitation, weakness or headache; nausea or loss of weight or appetite. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Amitriptyline?

Do not give this medication if your pet has taken or used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as selegiline, Mitaban Dip or Preventic Collar within the last 14 days. Amitriptyline may increase the effects of other drugs that may cause drowsiness, including other antidepressants, antihistamines, sedatives, pain relievers, anxiety medications, and muscle relaxants. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Amitriptyline. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including herbal products.

Amitriptyline HCl Directions:

  • Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant available by prescription for use in dogs to treat certain behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, fear of noises, and anxiety.
  • Amitriptyline is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats.
  • Amitriptyline is used in cats to treat urinating out of the litter box, spraying, and anxiety.
  • Do not give this medication if your pet is or has been using an MAOi (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) such as Selegiline, Anipryl, Mitaban Dip, or Preventic Collar within the last 14 days.
Tip:

It may take a number of days before symptoms begin to lessen. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. Do not stop giving Amitriptyline suddenly.

Amitriptyline HCl Dosage:

Amitriptyline HCl Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 5-10 mg once a day, at night
Amitriptyline HCl Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual initial dose is 0.5-2 mg per pound of pet's body weight every 8-12 hours
Amitriptyline HCl Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store Amitriptyline at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Amitriptyline HCl Ingredients:

Amitriptyline HCl 10 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amitriptyline HCL 10 mg
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 Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 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.
Amitriptyline HCl 25 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amitriptyline HCL 25 mg
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 Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 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.
Amitriptyline HCl 50 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amitriptyline HCL 50 mg
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 Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 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.
Amitriptyline HCl 75 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amitriptyline HCL 75 mg
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 Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 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.

What is Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. It's used to treat certain behavioral problems, such as separation anxiety, fear of noises, and anxiety in dogs. For cats it is used to treat urinating out of the litter box, spraying, and anxiety. Amitriptyline requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

Note: Amitriptyline Compounded is also available.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Treats behavioral issues in dogs, such as separation anxiety
  • Remedies feline behavioral problems, like urinating outside the litter box
  • Reduces the frequency of vet visits

How does Amitriptyline work?

Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that become unbalanced, leading to behavioral problems in your pet.

Cautions:

Side effects of Amitriptyline may include drowsiness, dizziness, loss of appetite, and urinary retention, and this product may interact with other products your pet is taking.

Brand Name:

Elavil (Merck)

Generic Name:

Amitriptyline (am-e-trip'-ta-lean)

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Amitriptyline to my pet?

Do not give this medication if your pet has taken or used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as selegiline, Mitaban Dip or Preventic Collar within the last 14 days. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease; asthma; thyroid disease; diabetes; stomach or intestinal problems; high blood pressure or heart disease; difficulty urinating, or glaucoma. Tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Amitriptyline is available as 10mg, 25mg, 50mg and 75mg tablets. The usual initial dose for dogs is 0.5-2mg per pound every 8-12 hours. The usual dose in cats is 5-10mg per cat once a day, at night. This medication may not help symptoms right away. It may take a number of days before symptoms begin to lessen. Contact your veterinarian if symptoms get worse or if new symptoms develop while the pet is on this medication. Amitriptyline may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

How should Amitriptyline be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Do not stop giving Amitriptyline suddenly. This could cause symptoms such as nausea, headache and malaise. Store Amitriptyline at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Amitriptyline?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Amitriptyline to my pet?

Amitriptyline may cause dizziness or drowsiness.

What are the possible side effects of Amitriptyline?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Amitriptyline and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face, or hives); seizures; a fast or irregular heartbeat; high blood pressure; difficulty urinating; panting, muscle stiffness or severe muscle weakness. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Amitriptyline and talk to your veterinarian if your pet has drowsiness or dizziness; dry mouth and eyes; constipation; panting; mild agitation, weakness or headache; nausea or loss of weight or appetite. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Amitriptyline?

Do not give this medication if your pet has taken or used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as selegiline, Mitaban Dip or Preventic Collar within the last 14 days. Amitriptyline may increase the effects of other drugs that may cause drowsiness, including other antidepressants, antihistamines, sedatives, pain relievers, anxiety medications, and muscle relaxants. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Amitriptyline. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including herbal products.

Amitriptyline HCl Directions:

  • Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant available by prescription for use in dogs to treat certain behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, fear of noises, and anxiety.
  • Amitriptyline is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats.
  • Amitriptyline is used in cats to treat urinating out of the litter box, spraying, and anxiety.
  • Do not give this medication if your pet is or has been using an MAOi (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) such as Selegiline, Anipryl, Mitaban Dip, or Preventic Collar within the last 14 days.
Tip:

It may take a number of days before symptoms begin to lessen. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. Do not stop giving Amitriptyline suddenly.

Amitriptyline HCl Dosage:

Amitriptyline HCl Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 5-10 mg once a day, at night
Amitriptyline HCl Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual initial dose is 0.5-2 mg per pound of pet's body weight every 8-12 hours
Amitriptyline HCl Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store Amitriptyline at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Amitriptyline HCl Ingredients:

Amitriptyline HCl 10 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amitriptyline HCL 10 mg
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 Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 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.
Amitriptyline HCl 25 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amitriptyline HCL 25 mg
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 Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 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.
Amitriptyline HCl 50 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amitriptyline HCL 50 mg
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 Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 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.
Amitriptyline HCl 75 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amitriptyline HCL 75 mg
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 Lake. 25 mg dose also includes: D & C Yellow Aluminum Lake. 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.