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My vet said that I could give my older (18 years old) cat

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My vet said that I could give my older (18 years old) cat some zofran or reglan for stomach acid, but all I have is generic ranitidine or RX pantoprazole. I can't get her back on the phone tonight so would any of those be OK for him? And how much? I'm not sure I can even get anything down him, but I didn't know what to try or if I should go get some zofran or reglan (since she mentioned those) and see if they might have liquid or child's formula that he might take. Thanks so much.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Matt replied 2 years ago.

Hello - I am Dr. Matt - I would be glad to help you with your question.

Yes, you can give Ranitidine to Purry to help reduce stomach acid levels. The dose is 1.5 - 3 mg every 12 hours. Therefore if you have 75 mg tablets, you could safely give him about 1/4 of a tablet every 12 hours. This medication is very safe and rarely causes any side effects. If this is not helping though I would talk to your vet about Zoran or a compounded formula of Omeprazole which can be made into a liquid form.

Hope this helps to answer your question - if not or if you have any more questions please feel free to reply. Thank you for your question.