Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?
Buspirone may be used in treating certain behavior disorder in dogs and cats e.g. chronic fears, anxiety, phobia, and aggression. It may also be effective for the management of urine spraying and inappropriate urination in cats.
How do I give this medication? Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. Read the label carefully. If the medicine is a liquid, measure the dose with reasonable care. Try to give this medication at about the same time each day. DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed and do not give more often than directed. DO NOT stop giving this medication to your pet unless directed by your veterinarian. Call your veterinarian ahead of time if your pet needs a refill. Try not to miss giving any doses.
What if I miss giving a dose? Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.
How do I store this medicine?Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
Potential Side Effects: Drowsiness may occur in a few animals. Rarely, agitation may occur after giving a dose. Your pet may experience some dizziness, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, restlessness. Notify your veterinarian if symptoms are troublesome and continue. Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Possible Drug Interactions:Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. The following drugs can potentially interact with buspirone: monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and furazolidone. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.REMEMBER! READ THE LABEL.