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Post by CinnamonPearl on Thu May 19, 2016 9:35 pm

Hey, so the girls finish their metronidazole tomorrow, so I'm gonna start giving them praziquantel in the evening instead. For moving the time of a dosage, what would be best? Should I dose them both in the morning and the evening for a day, or skip their morning dose and just give it to them late when evening comes? Thanks!

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Re: Changing Dosage Schedule

Post by scaredymouse on Fri May 20, 2016 11:51 am

That's definitely a vet question. There could be some kind of drug interaction to give them together. It sounds like she was giving your a broad spectrum antibiotic and is changing it to a more specific/targeted antibiotic. I'd be willing to bet that she is giving you a full course of the new medication, so skipping the morning dose of metronidazole probably doesn't matter... but definitely call the vet for clarification.

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Re: Changing Dosage Schedule

Post by CinnamonPearl on Fri May 20, 2016 12:02 pm

She isn't switching them. They were taking both, but they finish the metronidazole today. But right now I was giving them praziquental in the morning, so I was wondering the safest way to switch them to evening doses- do two in one day or give it to them late?

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Re: Changing Dosage Schedule

Post by CallaLily on Fri May 20, 2016 1:42 pm

I second asking the vet but I wouldn't think double dosing them in one day would be good. Probably best to just wait and give it to them in the evening. Sorry if I'm misunderstanding what you're asking.

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