Amitriptyline For Cats

Amitriptyline for cats

What is amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline (am-e-trip’-ta-lean) is a prescription-only tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) which is sold under the brand names Elavil, Amitrol, Endep, Levate, Laroxyl and Saroten, it is used in both human and veterinary medicine.

Amitriptyline was discovered in 1960 and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in humans in 1961. The drug has not been approved by the FDA for use in cats but is commonly prescribed extra-label.

Amitriptyline is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.

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Clavamox (Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid) For Cats

Clavamox for cats

Clavamox at a glance

Clavamox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections in cats and other animals.

Uses: Skin and soft tissue infections including wounds, abscess, dermatitis, cellulitis, dental infections, and urinary tract infections.

Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and in rare cases allergic reactions.

About Clavamox

Clavamox (Zoitis) or Clavulox (Pfizer) are the brand names of a combination drug made up of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid and is one of the most commonly prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics in veterinary medicine. The drug derived from penicillin and clavulanic acid a beta-lactam inhibitor and is used to treat bacterial infections in animals.  

Broad-spectrum antibiotics are capable of acting on the two major bacteria groups, gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Amoxicillin is a penicillin derived antibiotic developed by Beecham Research Laboratories, England in the 1960s and became commercially available in 1972.

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Clomicalm (Clomipramine) for Cats

Clomicalm for cats

Clomicalm at a glance

Clomicalm is the brand name of the tricyclic antidepressant clomipramine.

Uses: Behavioural disorders including feline spraying, obsessive-compulsive disorders, stress and separation anxiety.

Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, sedation, loss of appetite, dilated pupils, constipation or diarrhea.

What is Clomicalm?

Clomicalm (also known as Anafranil) is the brand name of clomipramine (klo-mi-pra-meen) a tricyclic antidepressant manufactured by Novartis that is used to treat several behavioural disorders in cats, dogs, birds and humans.

Although widely used in veterinary medicine, Clomicalm has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is prescribed extra-label.

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Ivermectin For Cats

Ivermectin for cats

Ivermectin is a common anti-parasitic medication discovered in 1975 by Satoshi Ōmura whose research group isolated the bacterium Streptomyces avermitilis from a single Japanese soil sample near a golf course outside Tokyo. These bacteria produce active fermentation extracts called avermectin. Parasitology specialist William C. Campbell was able to develop ivermectin from avermectin. In 1981 ivermectin was commercialised as a veterinary treatment and was approved for human use in 1987.

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Zantac (Ranitidine) For Cats

Zantac for cats

Zantac (ranitidine) is an over the counter medication in the family of histamine H2 receptor blockers (antagonist).  It works by preventing the binding of histamine at the receptor on the parietal cells in the stomach, reducing gastric acid output. Zantac also has prokinetic properties, which enhances gastric motility (contractions of the smooth muscles in the gastrointestinal tract).

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