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Fluoxetine (Generic) Capsules for Behavioral Disorders in Dogs and Cats 

Brand name: Reconcile

Why has my veterinarian prescribed Fluoxetine Capsules?

Fluoxetine HCl is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant.

 Fluoxetine is prescribed to treat a range of behavioral disorders in dogs and cats.  This medicine may be used to correct aggressive behavior, thunderstorm phobias, and excessive licking and hair pulling. 


How do I give Fluoxetine Capsules?


  • Give Fluoxetine to your pet as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Try to give this medicine at about the same time each day.
  • This medicine can be given with or without food. Giving it with food may prevent stomach upset.
  • DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
  • DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
  • DO NOT stop giving your pet Fluoxetine unless directed by your veterinarian. Plan ahead to ensure you have the refills you need. Your pet will need to be weaned off Fluoxetine by gradually decreasing the dose over time.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.



If I miss a dose, what do I do?

If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.


How do I store Fluoxetine Capsules?

Keep this medicine out of reach of children.


Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.


Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.


What are the potential side effects of Fluoxetine Capsules?

Noted side effects include drowsiness, decreased appetite, stomach upset, anxiety, trouble sleeping, hyperactivity, panting, and irritability. If these symptoms continue, contact your veterinarian.


The most common side effect of this medicine is decreased appetite, which usually resolves on its own. If your pet persistently doesn't eat, 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.


What about possible drug interactions?

Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving your pet.


It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.


Fluoxetine may interact with the following drugs:  warfarin, phenylbutazone, digitoxin, 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.


Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

Fluoxetine is a generic tablet (brand name -Prozac (Lilly). It is used to treat obsessive-compulsive behaviors and fear/anxiety disorders in dogs and cats. Consult your veterinarian for more information.
Fluoxitine tablets are not FDA approved for use in dogs and cats, but it is common for veterinarians to prescribe this medication. Consult your veterinarian for advice. 

You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Fluoxetine Capsules for Pets by following the link below:


Fluoxetine Client Information Sheet*


If you have questions or concerns about Fluoxetine Capsules, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.


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You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Fluoxetine Capsules' indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below.

This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when giving the Fluoxetine Capsules to your pet.

Fluoxetine Capsules are sold as a FDA approved generic drug. Brand varies from order to order and variation to variation. The provided link is directed to the brand available at the time of this publication. VetRxDirect is unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.


Fluoxetine Capsules Package Insert


Fluoxetine Capsules' package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Fluoxetine Capsules, an antidepressant for behavioral issues in pets.


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