Sudafed for Cats

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Mary:
An update
Due to the concern raised here about 30 mgs being too much for a little cat, my friend managed to half a pill, which her kitty hated so much she foamed and gagged it up. She then gave her a whole one (last night this time) and by morning she was breathing clearly. Although the vet said to give her 30 mgs twice a day, my friend is going to wait until tomorrow to give her another, and will only do that if she is still congested. She says it has not made the kitty sleepy and has helped a lot. Thanks for all advice, you guys are great!
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Laura R.:
circa Mon, 17 Nov 2003 00:27:34 GMT, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav, Mary (Email Removed) said,
[nq:1]An update Due to the concern raised here about 30 mgs being too much for a little cat, my friend ... hated so much she foamed and gagged it up. She then gave her a whole one (last night this time)[/nq]
A whole 60mg tab?
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MGW:
[nq:2]Due to the concern raised here about 30 mgs being ... then gave her a whole one (last night this time)[/nq]
[nq:1]A whole 60mg tab?[/nq]
Sudafed comes in 30 mg tabs. The adult dose is 2 tabs (60 mg). The dose for children is one tab.
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Mary:
[nq:2]An update Due to the concern raised here about 30 ... She then gave her a whole one(last night this time)[/nq]
[nq:1]A whole 60mg tab?[/nq]
A single tab is 30 mgs.
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Cathy Friedmann:
[nq:2]An update Due to the concern raised here about 30 ... then gave her a whole one (last night this time)[/nq]
[nq:1]A whole 60mg tab?[/nq]
The Sudafed tabs come in 30 mg; I assume she gave a whole 30 mg tab, after actually managing to cut one in half & trying to give the half-tab/15 mg to the cat - which caused the cat distress. My guess is that they're meant to be taken whole, considering how they're manufactured. They're quite small, so the glossy hard coating may be to dissuade people from trying to split them (Vs. coating for easy swallowing) - perhaps they're very bitter, for ex. (I don't know, I've never even tried to split one of those tabs; seems like it would just skitter out from under a knife & go shooting across the room!)
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Mary:
[nq:1]The Sudafed tabs come in 30 mg; I assume she gave a whole 30 mg tab,after actually managing to cut ... one of thosetabs; seems like it would just skitter out from under a knife & goshooting across the room!) Cathy[/nq]
Righto! And so far no bad effects. Just good the kitty can breathe.
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Cathy Friedmann:
Good. :-)
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Laura R.:
circa Mon, 17 Nov 2003 00:12:45 -0500, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav, MGW (Email Removed) said,
[nq:2]A whole 60mg tab?[/nq]
[nq:1]Sudafed comes in 30 mg tabs. The adult dose is 2 tabs (60 mg). The dose for children is one tab.[/nq]
Ah. Given that mine are 120mg, I didn't recall the OTC dosage per tab.
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Laura R.:
circa Mon, 17 Nov 2003 17:05:36 -0500, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav, Cathy Friedmann (Email Removed) said,
[nq:1]They're quite small, so the glossy hard coating may be to dissuade people from trying to split them (Vs. coating ... of those tabs; seems like it would just skitter out from under a knife & go shooting across the room!)[/nq]
Pill cutters are wonderful things. I just scrounged up an OTC sudafed and cut it with a pill cutter. It was a heckuva lot easier than it is for me to cut Jacob's Pepcid into quarters, I'll tell you. :-)

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