Amitriptyline Transdermal Gel (Compounded) Rx
Starting At $12.88*

Amitriptyline Transdermal Gel (Compounded) Rx

  • This medication is compounded by skilled VetRxDirect pharmacy technicians following strict regulations. A minimum amount per compounded medication of $49.99 is required. When an amount less than the minimum is purchased the difference will be added to your invoice.

  • Usually ships within one business day with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

What is Amitriptyline Transdermal Gel for Dogs and Cats?

  • Amitriptyline is a prescription anti-depressant drug called a tricyclic, that affects certain chemicals in the brain that are unbalanced.
  • It it used to control behavior problems in dogs and cats such as anxiety, separation anxiety, excessive grooming, and urine spraying in cats.
  • It is also used in the treatment of chronic nerve pain and severe itching.
  • Amitriptyline transdermal gel is applied topically to a hairless portion of the skin, typically the inner side of the ear lobe, where it absorbs through the skin into the bloodstream. 
  • Transdermal gels are suggested for dogs and cats who will not take medications by mouth.

Why do cats and dogs use Amitriptyline?

  • Amitriptyline is a medication used treat behavioral problems or nerve pain in dogs and cats.
  • If your pet has been diagnosed with a behavior disorder your veterinarian may prescribe an antidepressant medication like Amitriptyline.

What else should I know about Amitriptyline?

  • Protective finger cots or examination gloves should be worn when applying transdermal gels.
  • It may take several days or weeks to determine if Amitriptyline is effective.
  • Make sure your dog or cat has plenty of fresh water to drink.

What problems could my dog or cat have with Amitriptyline?

  • Common side effects are sleepiness, dry mouth, and constipation.
  • It is important to NOT use a flea collar while giving Amitriptyline without talking to your veterinarian first.
  • Rare but serious side effects include bleeding, fever, seizures, or rapid/ irregular heartrate. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any concerns.
  • Overdoses of Amitriptyline can be very serious. Keep Amitriptyline out of the reach of children and other animals.

How do you use Amitriptyline?

  • Apply the Amitriptyline transdermal gel to the hairless portion of the inner ear as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Always finger cots or examination gloves when applying the gel to protect yourself.

What is in Amitriptyline?

  • Amitriptyline is a prescription anti-depressant drug called a tricyclic antidepressent. 
  • Amitriptyline affects certain chemicals in the brain that are unbalanced.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • Amitriptyline Transdermal Gel is a compounded medication. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Amitriptyline?

  • Dogs and cats may use this product for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.

Who makes the Amitriptyline Transdermal Gel?

  • The Amitriptyline Transdermal Gel is hand-made in our pharmacy. 
  • There is a minimum charge of $49.99. 
  • Shelf-life limits orders to a 20-day supply.