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Psychotropic Drugs Used for Skin Disorders

Psychotropic Drugs Used for Skin Disorders

Drug

Dosage

Antidepressants

Clomipramine

Dogs: 1–3 mg/kg, bid

Cats: 0.5–1.5 mg/kg/day

Amitriptyline

1–3 mg/kg, bid

Doxepin

0.5–2 mg/kg, bid

Fluoxetine

1 mg/kg/day

Anxiolytics

Diazepam

1–2 mg/kg, bid

Phenobarbital

0.5–2.2 mg/kg, bid; 15 mg/cat, twice weekly

Hydroxyzine

2.2 mg/kg, tid

Opiate Antagonists

Naltrexone

2.2 mg/kg/day