Amitriptyline treatment for severe recurrent idiopathic cystitis in cats.

@article{Chew1998AmitriptylineTF,
  title={Amitriptyline treatment for severe recurrent idiopathic cystitis in cats.},
  author={Dennis J. Chew and C. A. Tony Buffington and Matthew S. Kendall and Stephen P Dibartola and Becky Woodworth},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={213 9},
  pages={1282-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of amitriptyline hydrochloride in the treatment of severe recurrent idiopathic cystitis (IC) in cats. DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 15 cats with IC that failed to respond to other treatments. PROCEDURE Each cat received 10 mg of amitriptyline, PO, every 24 hours in the evening for 12 months or until signs recurred. Urinalysis, CBC, serum biochemical analysis, urine bacteriologic culture, and cystoscopy were performed initially, and after 6… CONTINUE READING