What Is It?: Clomipramine is one of the tricyclic antidepressants. It is used for a wide variety of conditions, including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and pain.
How To Use: Clomipramine is given by mouth. It usually is given one to three times a day with meals or once a day at bedtime. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your veterinarian or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Give clomipramine exactly as directed. Do not GIVE more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your veterinarian.
Do not stop giving clomipramine without talking to your veterinarian, especially if your pet has been using large doses for a long time. Your veterinarian probably will decrease the dose gradually. This drug must be taken regularly for a few weeks before its full effect is felt.
Possible Side Effects: Clomipramine may cause an upset stomach. Give clomipramine with food or milk. Although side effects from clomipramine are not common, they can occur. Tell your veterinaruan if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: drowsiness, dry mouth, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, nervousness, change in appetite or weight.
If you observe any of the following symptoms, call your veterinarian immediately: tremor, seizures, fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat, difficulty urinating or loss of bladder control, shakiness, difficulty breathing or fast breathing, severe muscle stiffness, unusual tiredness or weakness
Storage: Keep in the original container. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Capsules and tablets may be stored at room temperature. Some liquids should be stored in the refrigerator (see the prescription label.) Store all medicines away from excess heat and moisture. Do NOT store in the bathroom.
Note: If you miss a dose give it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give a double dose to make up for the missed one.