Can missing Prozac do anything?
Missing doses of fluoxetine may increase your risk for relapse in your symptoms. Stopping fluoxetine abruptly may result in one or more of the following withdrawal symptoms: irritability, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, nightmares, headache, and/or paresthesias (prickling, tingling sensation on the skin).
How much does it cost to put a cat on Prozac?
Brand-name Prozac can cost more than $100 a month, but most vets now prescribe fluoxetine, a monthly regimen of which can cost pet owners a few dollars a month to about $20, depending on the dosage.
What does Prozac do to a cat?
In cats, behavior changes such as anxiety, irritability, lack of appetite, diarrhea, and changes in sleep and bathroom use. This moderate-acting medication should stop working in a few days, although effects can be longer in pets with liver or kidney disease.
How many milligrams of Prozac to give a cat?
A 1mg/kg dose would be 8mgs of Prozac (8.1kgs X 1.0mg = 8.1mgs Prozac). So the 5mgs that your cat is receiving is actually correct and within the normal dosage range.
What happens if I stop giving my dog Prozac?
In humans, if Prozac is suddenly discontinued, there are unpleasant side effects, like localized, zapping pains. There is no evidence that this occurs in either dogs or cats. Other experts feel that suddenly stopping Prozac can cause an increase in the undesirable behavior that the medication is used to treat.
Can you give a cat Prozac for urine marking?
Yes, I am thinking of using Prozac for urine marking. As I said in my original post, I got this information from a newsletter that I subscribe to called Catnip. The newsletter is put out by Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. A reader wrote in about a problem with some of her cats urine marking.
Why is my daughter’s Cat on Prozac?
Click to expand… My daughter’s cat is on Prozac and seems to be calmer. So your daughter’s cat is taking it just for the calming effects? No other reason? You are thinking of using Prozac for urine marking? Or what is the situation…..Prozac can have many side effects and is a dependent drug.
Can You neuter a cat after taking Prozac?
Neutering the cat usually stops the behavior, but not always. If the vet can’t find a physical problem, the marking is probably stress-related. Fluoxetine hydrochloride helps many cats stop spraying, usually after taking the drug for several weeks. It doesn’t work with all cats, and some cats resume spraying once they’re off the medication.
How does Prozac work on a cat’s brain?
The drug works by making the cat’s brain produce additional serotonin, which enhances Kitty’s well-being. If your vet prescribes the medication because Kitty is spraying urine, he’ll do so only after conducting tests to make sure the reason for the behavior is emotional and not physical.
What are the side effects of Prozac for dogs?
Such behaviors include separation anxiety, urine-spraying, self-mutilation, aggression and other things you don’t want him doing. Prozac is the brand name of fluoxetine hydrochloride, marketed as Reconcile for dogs and cats. It’s a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI.
When do you stop giving fluoxetine hydrochloride to cats?
If the vet can’t find a physical problem, the marking is probably stress-related. Fluoxetine hydrochloride helps many cats stop spraying, usually after taking the drug for several weeks. It doesn’t work with all cats, and some cats resume spraying once they’re off the medication.