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So I picked up the wrong acid reducer and didn't discover it until I'd already opened the box. I've been giving Cash a 10mg generic famotidine before breakfast and it really helps. But I picked up generic ranitidine 75mg instead.

 

Is this safe to give to dogs?

 

Is the dosage the same (one pill?)

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Drat, don't know. Hopefully somebody does and will wander by soon.

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I already opened the box and the bottle. I don't think they can take it back in that condition.

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

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Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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Disclaimer: I'm not a veterinarian. But ranitidine and famotidine work in basically the same way - that is, both are proton pump inhibitors that decrease production of stomach acid. Famotidine is a much more potent drug, so the dosage (in humans) is generally about 8-10x more for ranitidine, which is why one ranitidine tablet is 75mg vs. 10mg for one famotidine tab. I might double-check with my vet ('cause I'm like that - if it were for me I'd just take it), but ranitidine is used in dogs for some indications so you're probably fine giving it until you use it up.

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I just talked to my SIL who is a veterinarian, and she said you can give 0.5-2mg/kg of ranitidine every 8 to 12 hours. The only basic difference in the two is the time frame to give them. Famotidine can be given every 12 - 24 hours while the ranitidine is given every 8 - 12 hours.

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Disclaimer: I'm not a veterinarian. But ranitidine and famotidine work in basically the same way - that is, both are proton pump inhibitors that decrease production of stomach acid. Famotidine is a much more potent drug, so the dosage (in humans) is generally about 8-10x more for ranitidine, which is why one ranitidine tablet is 75mg vs. 10mg for one famotidine tab. I might double-check with my vet ('cause I'm like that - if it were for me I'd just take it), but ranitidine is used in dogs for some indications so you're probably fine giving it until you use it up.

 

Not meaning to be disagreeable but pepcid and zantac are H2 blockers(end with -ine). Drugs like prilosec and nexium (end with -ole) are proton pump inhibitors.

 

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Disclaimer: I'm not a veterinarian. But ranitidine and famotidine work in basically the same way - that is, both are proton pump inhibitors that decrease production of stomach acid. Famotidine is a much more potent drug, so the dosage (in humans) is generally about 8-10x more for ranitidine, which is why one ranitidine tablet is 75mg vs. 10mg for one famotidine tab. I might double-check with my vet ('cause I'm like that - if it were for me I'd just take it), but ranitidine is used in dogs for some indications so you're probably fine giving it until you use it up.

 

Not meaning to be disagreeable but pepcid and zantac are H2 blockers(end with -ine). Drugs like prilosec and nexium (end with -ole) are proton pump inhibitors.

 

Welcome to GT!

 

Ayup - brain hiccuped and swapped the histamine blockers and PPIs. Apologies for muddying the waters here...

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