What are Clonidine Tablets for Dogs and Cats?
- Clonidine is a prescription medication that modifies behavior and controls diarrhea.
- Clonidine is an alpha-adrenergic type medication that works by stimulating certain receptors in the brain.
Why do cats and dogs use Clonidine?
- Clonidine is a prescription medication that may be prescribed to dogs and cats with diarrhea in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
- It may also be used for treating certain behavioral disorders in dogs such as phobias, aggression, and separation anxiety.
What else should I know about Clonidine?
- Clonidine should be given with behavior-modification training for the best results.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Clonidine?
- Sleepiness and low blood pressure are the most common side effects. Contact your veterinarian if you notice any new issues after starting to give Clonidine to your dog or cat.
- If you give your dog or cat Clonidine on a regular basis, you should not stop giving it without first talking to your veterinarian.
How do you use Clonidine?
- Clonidine may be given with or without food. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
- Clonidine may be given 90 minutes to 2 hours before a fearful event.
- Your veterinarian may adjust the dose of the Clonidine over time depending on its effectiveness.
What is in Clonidine?
- The drug Clonidine is an alpha-adrenergic type medication that works by stimulating certain receptors in the brain.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- Clonidine is sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Clonidine?
- Dogs and cats may use Clonidine for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
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Q & A
I have a chihuahua, what would the dosage/per pound be??
Clonidine is a prescription medication, therefore the dosage of this medication will vary based on the severity and type of the condition it is prescribed for. It is recommended that you talk with your veterinarian before giving this medication and follow their recommendations for use.Verified Answer
My 9 month old papillon puppy may have gotten in to my prescription bottle of clonidine 0.1 mg. I don't know how many pills were in the bottle and the bottle was empty with no pills in sight. Will he be alright? This happened sometime between 8 and 10 am this morning and it is now 7 pm. He isn't acting out of the ordinary.?
According to Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook, common signs of overdose or toxicity from Clonidine include low blood pressure, lower than normal heart rate , vomiting, weakness, and depression. If you suspect that your dog has had an accidental overdose, please contact your veterinarian immediately.Verified Answer
Are there side effects for dogs with this drug? (Clonidine)?
According to Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook, Clonidine has not been commonly used in dogs or cats, so its adverse effects are not well known. Sedation and lowered blood pressure are most likely. Other reported side effects include vomiting, a temporary increase in blood sugars, dry mouth, constipation, aggressive behavior, collapse, and bradycardia. It is recommended to report any other unusual effects to your veterinarian while your pet dog is taking this medication. Please consult with your veterinarian to determine a complete set of side effects you should monitor in your pet dog while on this therapy.Verified Answer
I have recently submitted a request for Clonidine .2mg My vet would like to know who the manufacturer is. My dog has been taking the ones made by Mylan. Can you fill the Rx with that brand??
Unfortunately, because this is a generic drug, we cannot guarantee a specific manufacturer will be in stock and/or sent on a particular order.Verified Answer