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Old 09-12-2015, 05:54 PM
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how to administer multiple medications

I am looking for help in figuring out how to administer my dog's various medications.

She has:
- amoxycillan (antibiotic) every 12 hours
- cerenia tablets (anti-nausea) every 12 hours
- sulcrate liquid (ulcer protection) every 12 hours
- Pepcid AC (reducing stomach acids) every 12 hours
- fortiflora (probiotic) once a day


The problem is that I know sulcrate can prevent the absorption of other medications so they have to be somewhat staggered.

But can I give her the other three medications all at the same time? Is that safe?
And when should I administer the fortiflora?

I'm overwhelmed with a very sick dog while I wait for an ultrasound to determine what is going on. Any advice about how to administer these medications so they are most effective would be so appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-14-2015, 04:41 PM
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hm I'm surprised the vet didn't give you administration instructions.
I would administer the sulcrate liquid one hour before the administration of the rest. And give the rest with food, or within 30min of food.
That is only my opinion. You should probably call your vet office and ask.
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hm I'm surprised the vet didn't give you administration instructions.
I would administer the sulcrate liquid one hour before the administration of the rest. And give the rest with food, or within 30min of food.
That is only my opinion. You should probably call your vet office and ask.

With absorption issues it's generally 2 hours before or after, if you really want to be certain it'd be 3 hours.

From what I understand the pepcid, amoxicillin, flotiflora, and cerenia can be taken together.
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Thank you both! The vet did give me instructions (verbally, not written) and it is my own fault that I became confused. I saw an emergency vet, then a regular vet, then her fill-in vet, and they all gave me different medications and different instructions, and I couldn't figure out how to blend them into something that made sense. My emotional state hasn't helped either, because I've been so upset. I made a decision to switch vets because I haven't been super happy with the current one, and the new one is much better about providing clear written instructions.
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