What if my dog ate ranitidine?
The ranitidine drug label suggests that if dogs ingest more than 225mg of Zantac a day, they may experience vomiting, rapid breathing, and muscular tumors. In light of recent news related to potential side effects of Zantac, you may want to consider alternative medications for treating gastric issues in your dog.
Can dogs eat Zantac?
The usual dosage of ranitidine for dogs is 0.25 to 1 mg per pound every 8 to 12 hours. It can be given orally or in the form of an injection. It’s available in regular tablets or dissolvable tablets that usually come in strengths of 75 mg, 150 mg, or 300 mg.
Can dogs have ranitidine?
Ranitidine (brand name Zantac®) is used in the treatment and prevention of ulcers occurring in the stomach and small intestine in dogs and cats. It is also used to treat stress-related or drug-induced erosive gastritis, esophagitis, and esophageal reflux.
What is the latest news about Zantac?
In September 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing that dangerously high levels of a human carcinogen called NDMA have been found in Zantac. This means that millions of people who have been taking Zantac may have been regularly ingesting a chemical notorious for causing cancer.
Will omeprazole make my dog sick?
The most commonly reported side effects are vomiting, decreased appetite, gas, and diarrhea. If these effects worsen, become severe, or continue, contact your veterinarian. This short-acting medication should stop working within 24 hours, although effects can be longer in pets with liver or kidney disease.
Has anyone settled with Zantac?
Many individuals and families who have been impacted by Zantac and ranitidine medications are now asking about the compensation available by pursuing a Zantac cancer lawsuit. From the start, at the time of this writing– there is no settlement of any pending lawsuits involving Zantac or ranitidine (generic Zantac).