When will my dog's stomach be empty? Meds.

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User12879923378 Fri 24-Apr-20 19:04:39

My oldish greyhound was supposed to start taking painkillers for what is possibly arthritis this evening. I waited until supper to give it to him and it turns out he has to have it on an empty stomach. He's in a lot of pain and I don't want to wait until the morning - how long does he have to wait until he can have it? Vet is closed which is why I am asking here.

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User12879923378 Fri 24-Apr-20 19:08:16

I just gave him his supper without thinking about it as he has other meds he needs with food. Obviously now wishing I had waited.

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Patchworksack Fri 24-Apr-20 19:09:29

Gastric emptying time is about 2 hours. What medication is it?

User12879923378 Fri 24-Apr-20 19:15:01

Thanks, @Patchworksack. It's onsior tablets.

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NannyPear Fri 24-Apr-20 19:19:16

The data sheet advises at least 30 minutes before or after food.

http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-462399

User12879923378 Fri 24-Apr-20 19:20:00

Oh, great - thank you.

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Veterinari Fri 24-Apr-20 19:21:03

Yes inside shouldn't be given on an empty stomach but around the time of feeding to maximise absorption and reduce side effects

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User12879923378 Fri 24-Apr-20 19:31:22

Thank you! I love this board.

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villainousbroodmare Fri 24-Apr-20 19:37:20

I would just give it asap tonight but, unlike other NSAIDs which really need to be given with food, Onsior is designed to be given without food. Read data sheet above.

Veterinari Sat 25-Apr-20 08:32:58

Yep sorry my point wasn't clear - I meant that you don't need to wait for an about stomach ie 4 hours after feeding - but just before or just after feeding

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