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Please ask your vet or veterinary nurse if you have any further questions.
This medicine has been prescribed for your pet ONLY. Do not take it yourself or give it to another person
or any other animal; it may harm them even if their symptoms appear to be the same.

The medicine you have been given for your dog or cat is called omeprazole. It may have a trade name such as Losec®, Mepradec® or Zanprol®, but often will just be called omeprazole.
What is omeprazole?
What should I do if I run out of
What are the possible side
tablets or capsules?
effects of omeprazole for my pet?
inhibitors. These drugs reduce gastric Why has my pet been prescribed
weeks or less. If your pet shows any What should I do if I miss a dose?
medication, please contact your vet.
dose at the normal time. DO NOT
What should I do if my
pet is unwell while taking
What should I do if my pet is
accidentally given too many
How should I store omeprazole?
What should I do if a person
accidentally takes this drug?
Can my pet take omeprazole if
storage conditions. For safety, all
I am already giving them other
medicines should be kept out of the
reach and sight of children.
Tell your vet if you are giving your pet How do I give omeprazole
any other medications, even if you think capsules plus their container (even if it tablets or capsules to my pet?
Try to disguise them in a small quantity Whom do I contact if I want to
of strongly flavoured food that your pet shop or pharmacy. If your pet is already know more?
likes. Alternatively, they can be placed taking phenytoin (a drug used to control carefully on the back of the pet’s tongue How long will my pet need to
take omeprazole?
The Prescribing Cascade
This medicine is authorized for use in human patients and is used by vets under the ‘prescribing cascade’. The medicine is not authorized by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), for use in dogs/cats/pets. Your vet can explain the ‘prescribing cascade’ in further detail to you and also explain why they are prescribing this drug for your pet. You will be asked to sign a consent form stating that you understand the reasons that the drug is being prescribed and its possible complications, before the treatment is issued.
British Small Animal Veterinary Association 2011. While the editors and the BSAVA have made every effort in preparing this information leaflet, the contents and any statements are made in good faith purely for general guidance and cannot be regarded as substitute for professional advice. The publishers, contributors and the BSAVA do not take responsibility for the information provided on this leaflet and hence do not accept any liability for loss or expense incurred (by you or persons that you disseminate the materials to) as a result of relying on content in this leaflet. To this end, you are advised to consult your vet and seek his professional advice before taking any steps set out in this leaflet. If you are a vet, you must not rely on the contents in this leaflet without independently verifying the correctness and veracity of the contents.


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