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Tuffy is taking deramaxx for is arthritis and it's giving stomac ache... The vet give him ranitidine (human zantac) to help... it may have help the stomac but the bowels did not like it at all! soft/liquid poop.. :(

so I stop the zantac and gived some rice/minced beef to resove the soft poop problem...

is all anti-acid medication have that side-effect?

I will talk the the vet tomorow about this.. wanting to know your ideas on this situation...

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Might need to change to a different medication for him. Good luck!

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I give my Deramaxx with generic Pepcid AC, and we have no problems with loose poop. It could be either Zantac or the Deramaxx causing the poopy problem. Might be a good idea to discuss with your vet, and he/she might want to change the medication.

 

Good luck!

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We've had great luck with Pepcid AC, too - I give 10mg (one of the regular dose pills, not the maximum strength ones) and it REALLY helps with stomach upsets. I have not noticed any poop problems with it.

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We've had great luck with Pepcid AC, too - I give 10mg (one of the regular dose pills, not the maximum strength ones) and it REALLY helps with stomach upsets. I have not noticed any poop problems with it.

 

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We use generic Pepcid - famotidine - 10 mg dose (1 pill). Make sure the pills you're giving him have NO other ingredients. Some of the "extra strength" acid reducers use other drugs/chemicals and can sometimes contain sorbitol or another artificial sweetener (which are dangerous for dogs).

 

Good thoughts for Tuffy!!

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As to poop production implications of acid reducers, Pepcid slows things down, Zantac speeds them up. Sounds like you need Pepcid for this dog at this time. It's not that one's better than the other; it's all relative to what the problem is.

ETA: It's not a really *big* effect, you understand. It's just a tendency in one direction or the other as a very mild side effect of these two meds.

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I have used Zantac (generic) and I have used Pepsid (generic) and I have used prilosec (generic) with great results and no poop problems with any of them. The reason I prefer Prilosec is because it's a once a day dose and easier for me and the dog, esp. if you have to pill the dog who won't take it in food.

But usually with these things, if one bothers the dog (or human for that matter) you try one of the others. Good luck!

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