Either Imodium A-D or Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief can be used in dogs. Imodium is available in 2 mg tablets or caplets, or liquid suspensions with 1 mg per 7.5 milliliters (mL). The dose for dogs is roughly 0.5 mg per 10 pounds of body weight two to three times per day (every 8-12 hours). Round down!
How much Imodium can a 10 pound dog have?
Your vet may recommend a different dose (or different treatment altogether), but something along the lines of 0.1 mg/kg of Imodium given twice a day is typical. If you do the math, this means that a ten-pound dog might receive a dose of 0.4 mg of Imodium while a dog who weighs 50 pounds could be given around 2 mg.
How much liquid Imodium do I give a dog?
How Much Imodium Should I Give My Dog? Imodium is readily available in 2 mg tablets. The tablets would be most practical for medium dogs and larger, while the oral liquid is best utilized in small breed dogs. The usual dosage is 2 mg per 40 lbs of body weight (this equals 0.05 mg per lb).
Is liquid Imodium safe for dogs?
Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief has 2 mg of loperamide, but it also contains simethicone. This drug is usually safe for dogs, and they should get one pill for every 25 to 50 pounds of weight, as well. Dogs can overdose on Imodium, and dogs under 20 pounds are especially at risk.
Does Imodium liquid work faster?
From the #1 doctor-recommended anti-diarrheal brand, Imodium A-D works faster than the prescription diarrhea medication Lomotil, containing diphenoxylate and atropine. The adult anti-diarrheal liquid medicine helps treat and control symptoms of diarrhea due to acute and Traveler’s diarrhea.
What anti diarrhea medicine is safe for dogs?
Loperamide (Imodium®). This medication is a good treatment for diarrhea in a pinch and should be safe for your dog if dosed at 1 mg per 20 pounds of body weight. Only give one dose. If the diarrhea does not resolve, contact your veterinarian.
How long does it take for Imodium to work in dogs?
This medication will take effect quickly, in about 1 to 2 hours, and improvement in clinical signs should follow.