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Question Prilosec , phenobarbital for Hydrocephalus Chi?

I have a 3 lb 2 year old rescue Chi that I am permanent foster for thru the rescue I work for. The vet just prescribed phenobarbital (1/4 of a pill which is tiny and hard to cut) and 1/4 10mg Prilosec . I can't find OTC 10mg and the pharmacist said I wouldn't be able to cut 20mg into eighths (she said 16st but she wasn't counting right)

Has anyone had any experience with doing a small dose of Prilosec and cutting phenobarbital in to quarters? This will be the first time I will be putting him on meds, he has had 3 bad seizures in the past 2 1/2 months. I am trying to keep the costs down since the non profit no-kill rescue I work for takes care of all his expenses.

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What dose of phenobarb is she on? What about the liquid formulation, can u give that instead of tablets? Also, I had a chi on protonix before which is also a ppi (proton pump inhibitor) and I compounded a protonix suspension using sodium bicarbonate (if I remember correctly). Initially I was getting it from a compounding pharmacy but then on my rotations (in pharmacy school) I had an amazing preceptor who let me make it at the pharmacy. I'm sure you can have your vet switch to protonix or maybe even make a suspension from omeprazole capsules.

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**he is so handosme, not she, sorry!

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Sorry I'm no help what so ever but wanted to say he's adorable x
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There is a 16.2mg phenobarbital pill that my chi takes.She takes a whole pill. In fact she takes 3 pills a day. She weighs about 8 pounds, so that your little man may need them cut. Zantac is a pill, is a ppi also, and can be cut in 1/4's. I use the 10 mg OTC store brand.
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There is a 16.2mg phenobarbital pill that my chi takes.She takes a whole pill. In fact she takes 3 pills a day. She weighs about 8 pounds, so that your little man may need them cut. Zantac is a pill, is a ppi also, and can be cut in 1/4's. I use the 10 mg OTC store brand.
Zantac is a h2 receptor antagonist (h2ra), used for heartburn like prilosec but has a completely different mechanism of action.

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