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Cisapride and Baytril?

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Hi! I wasn't just wondering if it is safe to give cisapride and Baytril at the same time? My piggies are on Baytril for possible URI (we just started yesterday) and one Piggie is not only kind of gassy, but her poops are a bit smaller than usual. I have been giving her simethicone (I know it's not recommend here, but it always works for us), which I'm guessing is safe to give while giving Baytril? But since her poops have been smaller, if at one rare point her gut stops moving or slows down, we have cisapride at hand and I was wondering if I couldn't give it to her while on Baytril? Thanks!
 

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I would speak to your vet before giving any medication. Even if you have it to hand you would need to check it’s expiry and what dosage to give. A quick call to your vets would answer those questions.
 

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I would speak to your vet before giving any medication. Even if you have it to hand you would need to check it’s expiry and what dosage to give. A quick call to your vets would answer those questions.
Oh sorry for the misunderstanding! We actually have the cisapride from the vet, for this guinea pig. A long time ago her gut stopped and cisapride got it moving again, and since then we always have some at hand. It's the correct dosage (she's gained a bit more weight though, so it's probs a bit smaller), and it has an expiration date. Every time it expires we get a new one. Another staff member did tell me that it doesn't matter if you give gut stimulants (cisapride) and antibiotics at the same time, but I didn't directly say cisapride so I just want to make sure.
 

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Oh sorry for the misunderstanding! We actually have the cisapride from the vet, for this guinea pig. A long time ago her gut stopped and cisapride got it moving again, and since then we always have some at hand. It's the correct dosage (she's gained a bit more weight though, so it's probs a bit smaller), and it has an expiration date. Every time it expires we get a new one. Another staff member did tell me that it doesn't matter if you give gut stimulants (cisapride) and antibiotics at the same time, but I didn't directly say cisapride so I just want to make sure.
Hi! What is your piggy treated for?

I have used antibiotics and cisapride together. It is safe to give. However, cisapride is a very strong medication that should be only used in guinea pigs with real problems in the digestive tract. The normally recommended gut stimulants are emeprid and zantac/ranitidine, which work on different parts of the digestive tract.

If your piggy has had a bad reaction to baytril in the past, would your vet consider switching to another antibiotic? There are several that are safe to use even if they are not officially licensed.
Guinea Lynx :: Antibiotics
 

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Hi! What is your piggy treated for?

I have used antibiotics and cisapride together. It is safe to give. However, cisapride is a very strong medication that should be only used in guinea pigs with real problems in the digestive tract. The normally recommended gut stimulants are emeprid and zantac/ranitidine, which work on different parts of the digestive tract.

If your piggy has had a bad reaction to baytril in the past, would your vet consider switching to another antibiotic? There are several that are safe to use even if they are not officially licensed.
Guinea Lynx :: Antibiotics
Hi! They're being treated for URI, and this is the second time they've been treated with Baytril. In the past the farthest reaction to Baytril was poop problems with one Piggie. The good news is that the Piggie has started pooping healthily. However that same Piggie has started making crackling noises now after two doses of Baytril (she wasn't doing this before, but I know Baytril takes about two days to kick in). They're both gonna get through this, I know it :)). Thanks for the reply
 
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