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My cat has kidney failure and was being given a tiny dose of famotidine by the vet....10 mg spread over 15 days, in cherry syrup....to help with her vomiting. While it was helping her control her upset stomach, a change in management at the vet coupled with a 400% increase in price, made me want to seek out alternatives. After reading the dosing instructions for this product, I realized that I could provide Sinclair with a much more concentrated dosage myself...simply by investing some time in cutting up the 10 mg tablets into quarters & grinding them. I mix the powder with some water and give it to her with an oral syringe.....she doesn't complain and her stomach has been so much better than it ever was with the vet's meds. Thank you, thank you!
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Deidra
Posted 1 month ago
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What is the dosage for cats?
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Thank you for your question. The recommended dosage is 0.22 mg/lb every 12 to 24 hours
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Mary
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king
Posted 3 months ago
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I gave my 50 lb dog 20mg of famotidine for reflux and he had severe diarrhea, going every 2 hours. is that too large a dose? I have stopped giving it to him but he still has reflux. would a lower dose be ok?
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Jersey girl
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PamBB
Posted 6 months ago
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I have a 203 lb. Great Dane. What is the proper dosage for him? Thank you, I love 1800PetMeds! Your web site has put my mind to rest many times. Five great Danes have benefited from this great site. It is tough having 2 big boys sick at once. 
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Thank you for your question. The usual dosage is 0.22-0.44 mg/lb every 12-24 hours.
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Hayman
Posted 12 months ago
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How many 20 mg tablets for a 65 lb Boxer 
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Thank you for your question. We offer the Famotidine in 10mg only and the dosing instructions would be 0.22-0.44 mg/lb every 12-24 hours.
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Crystal RPTechnician
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GraciesMom
Posted 2 years ago
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My dog was prescribed Famotidine 20 mg. every 12 hours. Please advise how long should I wait until I can feed her? Sometimes she refuses to take the tablet unless I hide it in a small amount of her canned dog food.
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Famotidine should be administered on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
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Lisa M
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Jeanette
Posted 3 years ago
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Your link for the Famotidine tablets indicates that this is appropriate for cats. Your link for the compounded liquid Famotidine indicates "do not give to cats". Please explain. Is Famotidine, and compounded liquid Famotidine, appropriate for cats?
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Thank you for confirming.  You should make the correction to the section on your link for the compounded form.  It still indicates not to use for Cats/Kittens. Here is a cut and paste that comes directly from your site: Dogs/Puppies: WeightDosage All weightsThe common dosage is 0.22 mg-0.44 mg per pound every 12-24 hours Cats/Kittens: Do not use! Horses: Do not use!
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Jeanette
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Thank you for your question. Both the Famotidine Tablets and the Famotidine Compounded both indicate use for both dogs & cats.
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What is Famotidine?

Famotidine is a non-prescription medication used in dogs and cats 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 and cats. Famotidine is an H2 receptor antagonist. H2 receptor antagonists are use to reduce the production of stomach acid. Famotidine aids in the healing of stomach ulcers and stomach ulcer formation. Famotidine is also used to treat gastritis, esophagitis, and GERD. Famotidine may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Useful in the treatment and prevention of gastric (stomach) and intestinal ulcers
  • Helps heal ulcers that are already present

How does famotidine 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.

Cautions:

Famotidine should be used with caution in pets that are pregnant or pets with heart, kidney, or liver disease.

Brand Name:

Pepcid

Generic Name:

famotidine

What is the most important thing I should know about famotidine?

Famotidine is a non-prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats to reduce the amount of stomach acid produced. Famotidine is available as packages containing 30 x 10 mg tablets. The usual dose in dogs is 0.22 mg to 0.44 mg/lb every 12 to 24 hours. The usual dose in cats is 0.22 mg/lb every 12 to 24 hours.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving famotidine to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has heart, liver, or kidney disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant since it may affect weight gain.

How should famotidine be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Famotidine should not be given with food. Food will decrease its effectiveness. Store famotidine at room temperature away from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What are the potential side effects of famotidine?

For dogs and cats, if any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving famotidine and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Side effects are rare but may include loss of appetite and tiredness. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of famotidine?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on famotidine?

Overdose is rare. If overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of famotidine overdose may include vomiting, restlessness, pale gums, rapid heart rate, or collapse.

What should I avoid while giving famotidine to my pet?

Famotidine should not be used in pets allergic to it. Use famotidine with caution in pets with heart, kidney, or liver disease. Use with caution in pregnant females.

What other drugs will affect famotidine?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given antacids, metoclopramide, Sucralfate, digoxin, or ketoconazole as interactions can occur. Give famotidine 2 hours before or 2 hours after the other medications. When given with azathioprine, famotidine may further decrease white blood cell counts. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with famotidine. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.

Famotidine Directions:

  • Please refer to the chart below for proper dosage.
Tip:

Give this medication on an empty stomach.

Famotidine Dosage:

Famotidine Dosage for Cats/Kittens
Weight Dosage
All weights 0.22 mg/lb every 12 to 24 hours
Famotidine Dosage for Dogs/Puppies
Weight Dosage
All weights 0.22-0.44 mg/lb every 12-24 hours
Famotidine Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and light.

Famotidine Ingredients:

Famotidine 10 mg Tablets
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Famotidine 10 mg

What is Famotidine?

Famotidine is a non-prescription medication used in dogs and cats 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 and cats. Famotidine is an H2 receptor antagonist. H2 receptor antagonists are use to reduce the production of stomach acid. Famotidine aids in the healing of stomach ulcers and stomach ulcer formation. Famotidine is also used to treat gastritis, esophagitis, and GERD. Famotidine may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Useful in the treatment and prevention of gastric (stomach) and intestinal ulcers
  • Helps heal ulcers that are already present

How does famotidine 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.

Cautions:

Famotidine should be used with caution in pets that are pregnant or pets with heart, kidney, or liver disease.

Brand Name:

Pepcid

Generic Name:

famotidine

What is the most important thing I should know about famotidine?

Famotidine is a non-prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats to reduce the amount of stomach acid produced. Famotidine is available as packages containing 30 x 10 mg tablets. The usual dose in dogs is 0.22 mg to 0.44 mg/lb every 12 to 24 hours. The usual dose in cats is 0.22 mg/lb every 12 to 24 hours.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving famotidine to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has heart, liver, or kidney disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant since it may affect weight gain.

How should famotidine be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Famotidine should not be given with food. Food will decrease its effectiveness. Store famotidine at room temperature away from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What are the potential side effects of famotidine?

For dogs and cats, if any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving famotidine and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Side effects are rare but may include loss of appetite and tiredness. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of famotidine?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on famotidine?

Overdose is rare. If overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of famotidine overdose may include vomiting, restlessness, pale gums, rapid heart rate, or collapse.

What should I avoid while giving famotidine to my pet?

Famotidine should not be used in pets allergic to it. Use famotidine with caution in pets with heart, kidney, or liver disease. Use with caution in pregnant females.

What other drugs will affect famotidine?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given antacids, metoclopramide, Sucralfate, digoxin, or ketoconazole as interactions can occur. Give famotidine 2 hours before or 2 hours after the other medications. When given with azathioprine, famotidine may further decrease white blood cell counts. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with famotidine. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.

Famotidine Directions:

  • Please refer to the chart below for proper dosage.
Tip:

Give this medication on an empty stomach.

Famotidine Dosage:

Famotidine Dosage for Cats/Kittens
Weight Dosage
All weights 0.22 mg/lb every 12 to 24 hours
Famotidine Dosage for Dogs/Puppies
Weight Dosage
All weights 0.22-0.44 mg/lb every 12-24 hours
Famotidine Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and light.

Famotidine Ingredients:

Famotidine 10 mg Tablets
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Famotidine 10 mg
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Sinclair's Mom
Posted 9 years ago
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My cat has kidney failure and was being given a tiny dose of famotidine by the vet....10 mg spread over 15 days, in cherry syrup....to help with her vomiting. While it was helping her control her upset stomach, a change in management at the vet coupled with a 400% increase in price, made me want to seek out alternatives. After reading the dosing instructions for this product, I realized that I could provide Sinclair with a much more concentrated dosage myself...simply by investing some time in cutting up the 10 mg tablets into quarters & grinding them. I mix the powder with some water and give it to her with an oral syringe.....she doesn't complain and her stomach has been so much better than it ever was with the vet's meds. Thank you, thank you!
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Deidra
Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago
QUESTION
What is the dosage for cats?
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Thank you for your question. The recommended dosage is 0.22 mg/lb every 12 to 24 hours
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 1 month ago
Posted 1 month ago
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Mary
Posted 2 months ago
Posted 2 months ago
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Is this pill chewable?
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king
Posted 3 months ago
Posted 3 months ago
QUESTION
I gave my 50 lb dog 20mg of famotidine for reflux and he had severe diarrhea, going every 2 hours. is that too large a dose? I have stopped giving it to him but he still has reflux. would a lower dose be ok?
ANSWERS (0)
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Jersey girl
Posted 4 months ago
Posted 4 months ago
QUESTION
Can my dog drink water within an hour of taking this medication?
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Author avatar
PamBB
Posted 6 months ago
Posted 6 months ago
QUESTION
I have a 203 lb. Great Dane. What is the proper dosage for him? Thank you, I love 1800PetMeds! Your web site has put my mind to rest many times. Five great Danes have benefited from this great site. It is tough having 2 big boys sick at once. 
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. The usual dosage is 0.22-0.44 mg/lb every 12-24 hours.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 6 months ago
Posted 6 months ago
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Hayman
Posted 12 months ago
Posted 12 months ago
QUESTION
How many 20 mg tablets for a 65 lb Boxer 
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. We offer the Famotidine in 10mg only and the dosing instructions would be 0.22-0.44 mg/lb every 12-24 hours.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 12 months ago
Posted 12 months ago
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GraciesMom
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
My dog was prescribed Famotidine 20 mg. every 12 hours. Please advise how long should I wait until I can feed her? Sometimes she refuses to take the tablet unless I hide it in a small amount of her canned dog food.
ANSWERS (1)
Famotidine should be administered on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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Jeanette
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Your link for the Famotidine tablets indicates that this is appropriate for cats. Your link for the compounded liquid Famotidine indicates "do not give to cats". Please explain. Is Famotidine, and compounded liquid Famotidine, appropriate for cats?
ANSWERS (2)
Thank you for confirming.  You should make the correction to the section on your link for the compounded form.  It still indicates not to use for Cats/Kittens. Here is a cut and paste that comes directly from your site: Dogs/Puppies: WeightDosage All weightsThe common dosage is 0.22 mg-0.44 mg per pound every 12-24 hours Cats/Kittens: Do not use! Horses: Do not use!
Author avatar
Jeanette
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Helpful?
Thank you for your question. Both the Famotidine Tablets and the Famotidine Compounded both indicate use for both dogs & cats.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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