When your pet is diagnosed with an ulcer in the stomach or intestine they may be prescribed one of many different medicines used to treat this condition. The medicine prescribed will depend on the treatment required – some create a barrier over the ulcer which ensures the ulcer is protected from stomach acid, others work by stopping the secretion of gastric acid, whilst others neutralise the gastric acid.
How to administer ulcer treatment
- Before administering treatment please ensure you read the label thoroughly. Treatment must be given as instructed by your veterinary surgeon.
- If the medicine is in a liquid form, ensure you carefully measure the correct dosage.
- Ulcer medication must be taken on an empty stomach, 1 hour before your pet eats.
- It is beneficial to give ulcer medication at the same time(s) every day.
- Never give your pet more medication than your Wellpets veterinary surgeon has prescribed.
- Never discontinue your pet’s medication without consulting your veterinary surgeon first. Please ensure repeat prescriptions are delivered to the Wellpets branch in time to ensure there are no missed doses.
- After handling the medication wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- In the event of accidentally swallowing seek medical advice immediately – retain packaging and show to your physician.
How should this medicine be stored?
It is important that this medicine is kept out of children’s reach. Medicines must be stored in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat. This medicine should not be stored in a bathroom, near a sink or anywhere damp – this is because the medicine has the potential to break down if exposed to heat or moisture elements.
Potential side effects
Side effects are rare but ulcer treatment has been reported to cause constipation. If you notice anything abnormal please contact your local Wellpets veterinary surgery.