Serotonin Antagonist/Reuptake Inhibitor

Prescriber Highlights

  • An antidepressant that may be useful for adjunctive treatment of behavior disorders in dogs
  • Potentiates serotonin activity in the central nervous system

Uses, Indications

  • Used for treating behavior disorders, especially those related to anxiety or phobias  
  • Commonly used in dogs as an antianxiety agent, particularly in the intensive care environment
  • Well tolerated over a wide dose range
  • Anecdotally used to treat hyperesthetic effects associated with strychnine toxicity

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