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My dog was given back in 2014 Tussigon 5mg cough the came in

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My dog was given back in 2014 Tussigon 5mg for a cough the came in a bottle broken into 4 pieces the instructions were (Give 1/4 tablet 2 times daily until gone)
on 8/28/2015 my new vet did a refill for me with Torbutrol 1mg they told me they had a hard time getting them the instructions on this one said (Give 2 tablets by mouth every 12 hours as needed for coughing)
Now my question is didn't they just double the amount of dosage, my has just come up with liver damage could it be caused by this pills
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry no one has assisted you yet today

To answer your question, tussigon is hydrocodone and torb is butorphanol. These are two separate medications and therefore the dosages will be different for each medication

Hydrocodone is an opioid medication that can help with cough while butorphanol is an opioid partial agonist. They both work a little differently to address the cough and will have a variable dosage of effectiveness.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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