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My vet suggested I give my cat pepcid ac 1/4 tablet one a day for 4 days. My vet's office is closed now and need to know if the pepcid ac (extra strength) chewable is OK to use or if there is a different one I should be using that is just for cats. I want to start the medicine tonight and need to know for sure that this will not hurt her. I plan to crush the chewable tablet and sprinkle it in a small amount of chicken baby food. I know it is usually given on an empty stomach but she is extremely difficult to pill and I figure it is worth trying to give her some relief from her chronic tummy troubles. She is 11 years old and weighs about 8 lbs. She has a complete blood workup and everything looks fine. At this point, I just want to treat the symptoms to improve her appetite so she can gain a little weight. Thanks for answering as soon as possible. Carol Morse
We typically use 10 mg tablets and give 1/4 of a tablet. If the extra strength is 20 mg, then I would try to get regular strength. The medication is Famotidine and we use the same one that is available over the counter for people. The actual dose is 0.25 mg/lb every 12-24 hours, but this usually turns out to be 2.5 mg or 1/4 of a 10 mg tab.You can crush it and put it in food if you need to.I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.