What is the classification for dextromethorphan?
Dextromethorphan is in a class of medications called antitussives. It works by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.
Can dogs have dextromethorphan?
Dextromethorphan can be appropriate to treat coughing in dogs, but it is only when used following your veterinarian’s instructions. Just because this medication is available over the counter does not make it safe to give as you wish. It should be given to an animal only under the guidance of a licensed veterinarian.
What is dextromethorphan derived?
It derives from a dextrorphan. It is an enantiomer of a levomethorphan. Dextromethorphan is a levorphanol derivative and codeine analog commonly used as a cough suppressant and also a drug of abuse. Although similar in structure to other opioids, it has minimal interaction with opioid receptors.
How much dextromethorphan can I give my dog?
For coughing: –Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM with dextromethorphan at 10-15 mg/5ml and Guafenisin at 100mg/5ml), for cough. Roughly, 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds for dogs.
Can I give my dog Robitussin DM?
COUGH: For dry, non-productive coughing in dogs, Robitussin DM (Dextromethorphan)–(2mg/mL), can be given. Read all ingredients thoroughly on the package, as some formulations may not contain Dextromethorphan or may contain additional ingredients (ex. Acetaminophen), which should never be given to your pet.
What’s the difference between dextromethorphan HBr and dextromethorphan polistirex?
The time release feature allows the drug to suppress the cough reflex for a longer period of time. The active ingredient per teaspoon (5 mL) is dextromethorphan polistirex, equivalent to dextromethorphan HBr 30 mg.
What drugs contain dextromethorphan?
Common brands containing dextromethorphan:
- Coricidin. ®
- Delsym. ®
- Dimetapp. ®
- Mucinex. ®
- Robitussin. ®
- Sucrets. ®
- Vicks. ®
- Store Brands (ex. Walmart’s “Equate” brand or CVS Health’s store brand)
How much Robitussin DM DO I give my Dog?
How much robitussin can i give my dog?
Is Delsym safe for dogs?
The fact is many vets do recommend Delsym for dogs when they have a cough. Our clinic does incorporate the use of Delsym at the dosage of dogs under 10 pounds get a child’s dose and larger breeds get an adult dose. It is non narcotic, so it is not toxic to dogs, though it is always advisable to follow your vets recommendation.
What is the best canine cough medicine?
– Viral and bacterial infections – Parasitic infestations like that of nasal mites – Non infectious problems such as pollution and allergies – Digestive tract disorders – Enlarged organs that press against the respiratory tract such as the heart and esophagus
How much Robitussin for dogs?
The safe dose of Robitussin for dogs is 0.5 to 1mg/lbs or 1 to 1.5mg/kg every 8-12 hours. Do not give the medicine to puppies Under 5 pounds. The ideal and safe amount of Robitussin depends on the dog’s body weight and the illness’s severity.