What is Famotidine Compounded?
Famotidine Compounded is a prescription medication used in dogs to reduce the amount of stomach acid being produced. Although Famotidine is not FDA-approved for use in veterinary medicine, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. Famotidine Compounded requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Useful in the treatment and prevention of gastric (stomach) and intestinal ulcers
- Helps heal ulcers that are already present
How it Works:
Famotidine blocks H-2 receptors from secreting gastric acids into the stomach. Blocking these receptors prevents ulcers from forming and also helps present ulcers time to heal.
Famotidine should be used with caution in pets that are pregnant or pets with heart, kidney, or liver disease.
Famotidine Compounded Directions:
- Please speak to your veterinarian for proper dosage instructions.
Give this medication on an empty stomach.
Famotidine Compounded Dosage:
|All weights||The common dosage is 0.22 mg-0.44 mg per pound every 12-24 hours|
|Cats||Do not use!|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and light.
What is a Compounded Medication?
A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).
If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.