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Old 01-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need some advice here.

Maisie is on Baytril for a UTI, and I totally forgot to give him his pill this morning. It was approximately two hours later than it should have been when I remembered and dosed him. This is day 11 of a 14 day course, and I have not been late with any previous dose. He has seemed to be feeling normally again for the past few days.

Is this late dose going to be a problem? If so, what should I do about it?

I don't know much about how antibiotics work. (I've rarely had them myself, and never more than a couple of days.) I do know that you need to finish the doses even if the patient is feeling better.

Do I need to call the vet about this? Is there even anything the vet could do?

Thanks for any advice. I'll try to be more careful in the future.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you are fine!

being late two hours with one of the last doses when you dose every 12 hours (he gets is twice a day right?) is ok.

I work in hospital research center and my husband, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and father-in-law are pharmacists so you can trust me

just keep with the regimen until you give him all the drug he is supposed to take (dont stop even if you see that he is much better, all 14 day regimen of antibiotics must be taken to be effective and most importantly to avoid development or resistant strains of bacteria)
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your answer. I do trust you.

It's every 24 hours. Does that make a difference?

I'll definitely finish the prescription. He already feels better but I know you aren't supposed to stop.
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I did the same thing with Baz when he was diagnosed with chlamydia and the vet said just to carry on (although his was more than once a day). It still worked . To be honest, I've done the same thing with myself with no ill effects.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, guys! I feel much better now. I was worried I was a terrible mom.

It's one of those things where after 11 days, it becomes routine and it's easy to forget it. Hopefully this scare will make me not forget again!
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It's every 24 hours. Does that make a difference?
nope, even better!
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