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From: "suedvm96"
Date: 2011-02-02 23:18:07 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: metoclopromide for heliobacter---30mg/kg? seriously?!

IT IS Metronidazole NOT Metoclopramide. READ IT BETTER. The dose of the Metronidazole is usu 20 to 30 mg/kg While the dose of Metoclopramide is usu 0.5mg/kg and not usu used for Heliobactor. Follow the Moderator's info too.

Dr. Sue
TLC First Animal Hospital
Chicago, IL 60631

--- In, "wclovergal" <rezgrrl@...> wrote:
> That's a HUGE dose of reglan compounded at 5mg/ml, but that's what I read on Miamiferret. Is it a misprint? My vet has to order biaxin, so we're starting with the old protocol, but this is over 10 mg of meds. That's an awful lot to force into a sick ferret and I certainly don't want to overdose her. Feedback, please!
> Moderator's note: You have misread the medication, the dose is right, the medication is wrong. It is not reglan ( metoclopromide) which is used in vomiting, but Metronidazole ( flagyl) which is an antibiotic used to treat helicobacter along with amoxicillin. It is poorly tolerated due to taste so biaxin was used as a more palatable alternative. But more expensive.
> Always check with your vet of course, who has access to books and pharmacists,etc to get the dosage recommendations.


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