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Alprazolam (Xanax®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Alprazolam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It is used to treat behavior disorders in dogs and cats, especially those related to anxiety. Most side effects are related to drowsiness or sedation; however, excitement, irritability, increased affection, or depression may also be seen. Use with caution in aggressive animals. Alprazolam is a controlled substance. You will need a new prescription from your veterinarian every 6 months. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any adverse behavior changes, confusion, decreased reflexes, or coma while being treated with alprazolam.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.
www.aspca.org/apcc

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17


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