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    Question Omeprazole dosing solution

    Charlie has been put on omeprazole along with gabapentin. The omeprazole is mixed in a suspension by the chemist and is pricey. He takes 2.5 ML (5MG) per day and is cost prohibited for long-term use. Charlie is responding favourably and I'd like to keep him on it. It is available over the counter in 2.5 MK packets that are mixed in water for humans.
    So has anyone had experience mixing ths drug for their Cavs?
    If not how is this drug administered?

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    Hi rubles
    My Daisy is on the same meds plus Zitac .August 2011 she went on Zitac 50 mg three times a day which didn't seem to me to benefit her from what I could see
    then this June her Neuro added in Gabapentin 100 mg twice daily and again to me it seemed to have no effect on her then August we added in Omeprazole 10 mg
    and bingo hardly any scartching at all .We go back early Nov and her Neuro may take her off Zitac but as this and her Omeprazole work in diffferent ways ie one
    lessens production of CSF and other controls amount of CSF already produced I don't know what she will advise .

    I have taken a photo of her Gabapentin and the Omeprazole that she takes and as you see the Omeprazole is only a small tablet ,both are given wrapped in a tiny
    bit of cheese to tempt Daisy so she has no trouble taking either .

    My wife Dawn has been having some medical problems recently and one of her meds is Omeprazole 20 mg and apart from the amount of med in each they both seem
    identical in the drug compounds used so I can't see any reason why the human variety you suggest can't be given .When my girls are given any meds not yet tested and
    passed for animal use the doggy hospital always give me a verbal warning about this together with an info sheet about that particular drug .

    Hope of some help ,there are many here with far greater knowledge than I so if any of my comments are incorrect I am sure someone will be one very shortly to correct
    anything that is wrong .My best wishes to you and Charlie in dealing with this terrible thing though with my Daisy she also has a Grade 4 murmur which I consider that to
    be her biggest challenge by far ,but I must also say that neither problem so far seems to have any effect on her zest for life so she is still the same mischevious Daisy she
    was when a pup .

    [IMG] Gabapentin 100 mg and Omeprazole 10 mg by brianmurtagh49, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    If you were to use the one that gets mixed in water, you could put it in a syringe and gently swish it into Charlie's mouth. I give Bosco Lyrica, which my vet can't get at the moment, so I've been buying it from my pharmacy - same drug as humans get. It seems vets are low in the pecking order when there is a shortage of drugs
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    Brian
    Thank you for posting the pictures of the two medications. They're both helpful.
    Omeprazole requires a prescription. Ranitidine (cimitidine over the counter) comes in the size I need. The vet learned about Omeprazole and cimitidine via this site and Clare Rusbridge's website. The Ontario Veterinary College didn't prescribe them to Charlie either so they're off label use my vet isn't knowledgeable about. She's very co-operative and open to suggestions and did prescribe the Omeprazole. So if the ranitidine is similar ................
    The amount precribed is vastly different too. Is your wife's Omeprazole available over the counter without prescription?
    Charlie has 0.7 millilitres of Gabapentin every 8 hours--a fraction of Daisy's dose. The Gabapentin capsule comes in 100 and the chemist mixes it in a suspension lasting about a month and a half to prescribe the smaller amount. That amount is hard to understand when compared to what Daisy successfully takes.
    I'm glad Daisy and wife are doing well. How old was Daisy when SM diagnosed?
    Thanks again for all your help.

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    Hi Rubles
    My wife get her med thru her doctor and I get Daisy's through our vet .Daisy only takes 1 @ 10 mg daily so if your Charlie is n 5.6 mg every 8 hours or 16,8 mg every 24
    hours he is on much more.

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    Hi Brian,
    I didn't write that very well.
    Charlie has 2.5 ml/5mg of omprozole once a day
    and 0.7 millilitres of gabapentin three times a day.
    I get really confused with the measurements.

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