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What is GastroGard?

GastroGard is an oral paste that treats and prevents the recurrence of gastric ulcers in horses and foals 4 weeks of age or older. It comes in an easy-to-use oral dosing syringe that has weight markings on it for accurate dosing. GastroGard requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Horses and foals (4 weeks of age or older)

Benefits:

  • Treats and prevents gastric ulcers
  • Easy-to-use oral dosing syringe
  • No reported side effects

How does GastroGard work?

GastroGard's active ingredient, omeprazole, is a gastric acid pump inhibitor that blocks the secretion of gastric acid regardless of the stimulus.

Cautions:

The safety of GastroGard paste hasn't been determined in pregnant or lactating mares.

Brand Name:

GastroGard (Merial)

Generic Name:

omeprazole

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

GastroGard requires a prescription from your veterinarian and should not be used in foals under 4 weeks of age. It is an oral paste that comes in an easy-to-use oral dosing syringe. One syringe is sufficient for a horse up to 1,250 lbs. GastroGard is available as an oral paste that is meant to be administered directly into the mouth. The recommended dose of GastroGard for the treatment of ulcers is 1.8 mg per lb body weight once a day for 4 weeks. The recommended dose of GastroGard for the prevention of ulcers is 0.9 mg per lb body weight once a day for 4 weeks. To deliver the correct dosage for the prevention of ulcers, set the syringe plunger to the weight marking corresponding to half of your horse's weight in lbs.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving GastroGard to my horse?

Tell your veterinarian if your horse has a hypersensitivity to omeprazole. Tell your veterinarian if your mare is pregnant, lactating or breeding.

How should GastroGard be given?

Give GastroGard exactly as directed by your veterinarian. GastroGard must be administered by the mouth. The recommended dose of GastroGard for the treatment of ulcers is 1.8 mg per lb body weight once a day for 4 weeks. The recommended dose of GastroGard for the prevention of ulcers is 0.9 mg per lb body weight once a day for 4 weeks. To deliver the correct dosage for the prevention of ulcers, set the syringe plunger to the weight marking corresponding to half of your horse's weight in lbs. To set the plunger, turn the knurled ring on the plunger 1/4 turn to the left and slide the knurled ring along the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is at the appropriate weight marking, aligning the arrows on the ring and plunger. Lock the ring in place by making a 1/4 turn to the right. Ensure it is locked before use.

What are the potential side effects of GastroGard?

There are no reported side effects.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of GastroGard?

Give the next dose as soon as you remember. If it is too close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume a normal dosing schedule. Do not double dose.

What happens if I overdose my horse on GastroGard?

Contact your veterinarian immediately.

What other drugs will affect GastroGard?

Tell your veterinarian if your horse is currently taking any medications before giving your horse GastroGard.

How to Use

GastroGard Directions:

  • Follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly as directed.
  • For the treatment of gastric ulcers, GastroGard should be administered orally once a day for 4 weeks at the recommended dosage of 1.8 mg/lb body weight.
  • To deliver GastoGard at the treatment dose rate of 1.8 mg/lb, set the syringe plunger to the appropriate weight marking according to your horse's weight in lbs.
  • For the prevention of gastric ulcers, GastroGard should be administered orally once a day for 4 weeks at the recommended dosage of 0.9 mg/lb body weight.
  • To deliver GastoGard at the prevention dose rate of 0.9 mg/lb, set the syringe plunger to the weight marking corresponding to half of your horse's weight in lbs.
  • Set the syringe plunger by turning the knurled ring on the plunger 1/4 turn to the left and slide the knurled ring along the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is at the appropriate weight marking, aligning the arrows on the ring and plunder. Lock the ring in place by making a 1/4 turn to the right.
  • Remove the tip and insert the syringe in between the teeth in your horse's mouth. Depress the plunger until stopped by the knurled ring and make sure your horse consumes the whole dose. Monitor your horse to make sure part of the dose is not lost or rejected.
Tip:

Make sure your horse's mouth contains no feed.

GastroGard Dosage:

GastroGard Treatment Dosage for Horses
Weight Dosage
Up to 1,250 lbs Administer the appropriate weight marking according to your horse's weight once daily for 4 weeks or as directed by your veterinarian
Over 1,250 lbs Administer the appropriate combination of syringes once daily for 4 weeks or as directed by your veterinarian
GastroGard Prevention Dosage for Horses
Weight Dosage
Up to 1,250 lbs Administer the appropriate weight marking corresponding to half your horse's weight once daily for 4 weeks or as directed by your veterinarian
Over 1,250 lbs Administer the appropriate combination of syringes once daily for 4 weeks or as directed by your veterinarian
GastroGard Dosage for Cats
Cats
Do not use!
GastroGard Dosage for Dogs
Dogs
Do not use!

Storage:

Store at room temperature out of the reach of children and pets.

Ingredients

GastroGard Ingredients:

GastroGard
Active Ingredients (per syringe) Amount
Omeprazole 2.28 gm
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