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Blondiemonster
13th November 2010, 04:31 AM
I pay 64 dollars for a months supply from the compound pharmacy in NYC.
It's chicken flavored tabs.
The vet said it would be hard to give the human ones due to the dosage and the size of dog. How do u guys do it? I find it a little expensive, (think about it, its almost a thousand dollars a year!!) I wonder if there is a better way...

anniemac
13th November 2010, 04:43 AM
How much do you give? Ella gets the 20 mg which is about 20 a month

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Blondiemonster
13th November 2010, 04:44 AM
shes only on 8 mg. Blondie ways 16 pounds...

anniemac
13th November 2010, 04:49 AM
Ella is 20. I wonder if you can up it to 10 and split regular pills from pharmacy

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Blondiemonster
13th November 2010, 04:54 AM
i will ask Dr. West on my next visit! Thanks !!!

Nicki
13th November 2010, 09:00 AM
Mine were on 5mg - we used to get the human capsules, and divide them in half [literally just tip half onto their dinner] and save half for the next day - although not 100% accurate we were told it was near enough.


Teddy was originally on 10mg but had liver and heart problems so it was reduced - he was about 24lb in weight.

Blondiemonster
13th November 2010, 02:53 PM
didnt know it could cause liver /heart issues???

Holly
13th November 2010, 04:08 PM
Scarlett is on 5 mg a day, so I just buy it at Costco and split the pills into fourths. She was doing 10 mg/day, but was vomiting bile, so the neuro switched her to 5 mg instead and she seems to handle it just fine. I also give it 2 hours after or before her Gabapentin, as it can affect the absorption of the meds, (I believe that was the reason the neuro gave me).

waldor
13th November 2010, 09:47 PM
In our area, Sam's Club generic is cheaper than Costco generic omeprazole. Worth checking into if you have these in your area. The savings would pay the "dues."

lovecavaliers
15th November 2010, 02:36 AM
I give Jack 7.5 mg and he is ~20lbs. I do a lot of pill cutting using 20 mg prilosec purchased from the drugstore. I tried him on 10mg but he would vomit a lot of clear liquid at that dose, which stopped as soon as I returned him to 7.5mg.