I forgot the dosage my vet said for giving my 40 lbs dog Immodium for diarrhea?

I lost the paper that I wrote down the dosage of Immodium that my vet said is okay to give my 40 lbs dog for diarrhea. So I looked it up and I'm seeing .1mg per pound on a lot of websites. If the human dosage is one 2mg pill, why would a 40 lbs dog take two times more than a 100+ lbs human?

Asked by Ginger on Oct 24th 2011 Tagged immodium, diarrhea, medication in Medications
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call your vet. I've never given Immodium. They've suggested Pepto but never Immodium.
feel better soon Ginger.

Dieta answered on 10/25/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12)

If you can't get a hold of your regular vet, then I would call an emergency vet and ask. I've called emergency vets before and asked them questions. Good Luck!

Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12) answered on 10/25/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Call your vet. Do not go by the online answers. I am a vet tech. Dogs generally are prescribed a higher dose than humans do to the fact that they have different metabolisms and react differently to drugs. Their systems are not as sensitive as the human system therefore they will need more to make a difference.

Lucy answered on 10/28/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer