heart - Frusemide (Flusapex) drops also known as Diuretic
antibiotics - Enrofloxacin (Baytril)
and medicine for her intestines
Ranitidine (Zantac) Syrup
These were all prescribed on the 22/06/2017. (June)
Poki has started showing the same symptoms she showed previously so we were thinking of giving her the heart medicine and intestine medicine as we still have a lot left over from June/July.
The expiry date for the heart medicine is the 12/2018 (december 2018) and there is no expiry date on the intestine medicine.
If you are able to reuse previously prescribed medicine should I use the same doses?
Frusemide - 0.18ml by mouth twice daily as required
Ranitidine - 0.24ml by mouth twice daily for 3-5 days as required
ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED AS SHE IS ALREADY QUIET SICK!!
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If she's quite sick I would either take her back to the vet or at least ring them. Don't know where abouts in Australia you are but there's Dr. Vella in N.S.W. and 3 or more good vets in Queensland.ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED AS SHE IS ALREADY QUIET SICK!!
Never had a piggy on heart meds, vets here wouldn't prescribe it even if piggy was on last leg but from what I understand once a piggy is on heart meds and improves on them. Then said piggy is on them for the rest of their days. http://www.guinealynx.info/heart.html The link may help. Weigh your piggy regularly http://www.guinealynx.info/weigh.html and if need be hand feed them. http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html Wishing you and Poki luck. Sometimes heart conditions can be due to teeth problems were they checked?
As to meds are they in fridge? I would NOT regive until seen or spoken to vet, that's my opinion for what it's worth.
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I always keep leftover meds for use in treating the same pig again, or even another pig with the same symptoms.