Ranitidine Compounded is an acid reducer that treats ulcers in the stomach and intestines. This medication is also used to treat inflammation of the stomach and esophagus. Ranitidine reduces stomach acid allowing for existing ulcers to heal, and may also prevent ulcers from forming. Ranitidine is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats. In addition, Ranitidine is quite frequently used to treat ulcers in horses. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet.
Dogs, Cats & Horses
Ranitidine blocks the histamine H-2 receptor that stimulates stomach acid secretion, which reduces the irritation of existing ulcers, and may prevent new ulcers from forming.
Do not give to dogs and cats with liver or kidney disease.
Talk to your vet before mixing any other medications with Ranitidine Compounded.
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.