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Please Help a Sick Dog (Not a Joke)

  1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    As some of you will know - I have dogs, and I love them very much.

    One of my dogs is twelve years old with a serious bowel condition which she has been having treatment for over the last few months.  She is on various medicines - one of which is Lomotil.

    It is made by Searle and the pharmacy name is co-phenotrope - 2.5 mg tablets.

    The BIG problem is that we cannot source any in the UK - there is some manufacturing or other issue.  I don't want to get generic or false or dangerous 'cheap' pills from a dodgy online supplier.

    What I need from American hubbers is the name of high street big name pharmacies, reputable, that also have an online presence.  Then I can use those sites with a degree of confidence.

    This information may just help a little dog - so it is much appreciated.

    Lomotil 2.5mg tablets - American big name high street reputable pharmacy.

    Thanks.

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You might want to look in Canada... The three big name reputable pharmacies that I looked at in the US don't offer international shipping.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for trying Melissa.

        Can anyone help me?

        1. Twilight Lawns profile image88
          Twilight Lawnsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I can't help, Mark, but fingers crossed and prayers and everything that could possibly  help. No need for you to reply, you have enough on your plate.
          Regards,
          Ian

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Mark, I'm so sorry to hear about your best friend.  I too have dogs and love them dearly as I rescue older and abused dogs who are blind, 3 legs, one eyed and so forth. 

      Try:
      WalgreensPharmacy.com
      CVSPharmacy.com
      Nationalpharmacyspecialties.com

      These are some of the larger pharmacies throughout the country.  Would this Rx be something that could come from a feed and seed store here in America?  I'll check around my area as everyone here in the heartland gives their own Rx to their stock, etc.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Sarra, and thanks to everyone again.  We thought that the drug was non-prescription but it seems US and other places - the genuine ones - want a prescription.

        It is not helped wanting to prescribe a human medicine to an animal.

        Our next step is we found an Australian chemist we can ring and discuss our needs.

        Fingers crossed!

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          Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Good luck, Mark!

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Lomotil is available here at Walgreens.com
      It is also sold over the counter (OTC) however, the dosage is milder but maybe you would be able to give enough that your 'baby' needs.  It's a thought.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It's a thought we will hang on to - so thanks.

        And I forgot to say - well done to you for looking after rescue dogs.

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          Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Mark.  Checked with the feed/seed stores here that cater to ranchers and they don't have the drug there and I have them checking to see if they can get some so I should get some calls back today.  I'll let you know as soon as I hear something!    Give your 'baby' a kiss for me.

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I have used http://www.1800petmeds.com -- I don't know if they ship outside the US but I know they are above board and provide authentic product.

  3. quotations profile image91
    quotationsposted 4 years ago

    Hi Mark

    This may be a long shot but my parents have always used this vet Dr Betty Hughes. She is amazing with animals and never over charges. If you call her you might be able to order from her or she may be able to set you up with a supplier.

    Here is a link to her online ratings and this page also has her phone number. I am sorry but I do not know her email address. She is located in Canada

    http://www.vetratingz.com/ratings/37464 … pital.html

    Please let me know if this helps

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Quotations.  I'm thinking about best ways - looking at possibilities.

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I just searched all the suppliers I know and none of them seem to carry it sad

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Psyche - it's not easy!

  5. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    If you find a place that only ships to the US, I can on-ship for you.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks again Psyche.  Is this med available over the counter in the States?

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It seems to be on prescription only, schedule 5.

  6. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Okay it looks like this is actually not a veterinary formulation, but a human one that veterinarians prescribe off label.  So I will look at human medicine suppliers.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am really very grateful for your help.

  7. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Okay, this pharmacy only carries the generic but they are a legitimate online pharmacy that requires valid prescriptions. They should accept a veterinary prescription. Might the generic be okay?

    www.aapexpharmacy.com

    I think they only ship in the US but I can help with that if they will agree to it. It might be worth a try?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks very much Psyche.  I am going to discuss with my better half and have a think.

  8. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Okay, this might be a better option.  They are based in Israel, but they require prescription and have the non-generic. They get a good grade from the pharmacy watchdogs--although I had never heard of them.

    http://02b4a5f.netsolstores.com/12699-1-Lomotil.aspx

  9. HollieT profile image87
    HollieTposted 4 years ago

    I hope you manage to obtain what you need for your little dog, Mark. At least there are some good hubbers prepared to help, so you're half way there. smile

    1. Jean Bakula profile image94
      Jean Bakulaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The only one I know of is 1-800-pet-meds. Mark, generic drugs are usually exactly the same. When my dog got old, many of the meds he took were "people" ones. At least in the U.S., it's not a matter of quality with generics, it's about the greed of pharmaceutical companies. You don't have to be be afraid of generics. I hope it all works out.

      1. quotations profile image91
        quotationsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I know that most generics are identical to the name brand but this is not always so. They are not necessarily manufactured by the same company and the manufacturers may not have the best standards. Just recently there was a scandal that the testing company in charge of ensuring that the generics were up to standard was not testing properly and so it is not known if some of the generics on the market are actually okay. Plus always stay away from generics from India and China. There was an expose on a news show recently where they sent someone in under cover to have an Indian company manufacture pills. The manufacturer was actually very brazen about being willing to charge less to put little or no active ingredients in the pills. These were life saving human drugs and packaged in proper looking blister packs, with labels etc, but all worthless.

  10. WillStarr profile image88
    WillStarrposted 4 years ago

    Here's another name for it:

    Diphenoxylate

    Try that.

  11. tillsontitan profile image88
    tillsontitanposted 4 years ago

    This site claims to have Lomotil and ships EVERYWHERE!
    http://runescapemacros.phpbbnow.com/vie … adb9262674

  12. Maria Cecilia profile image82
    Maria Ceciliaposted 4 years ago

    I wonder why lomotil only, didn't the vet give an alternative? sorry for this kind of answer, but may I know what is the ailment of your dog> is he constipated?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ah no, it's more complicated that that.  It is a gut problem - which she is on a mixture on steroids, anti biotics and Lomotil.  The whole lot goes together.  And there does not seem to be an alternative.

      It is not a cure but finding a balance of meds to manage the problem long term.

      1. Maria Cecilia profile image82
        Maria Ceciliaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        ah ok sorry bout that, my dog is taking laxative to but because he has perineal hernia so we need to keep the balance to.....

  13. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Hi Mark,
    I've had good luck with 1800 Petmeds also.
    And just remembered these people. I have their magnet on my refigerator.
    It's been awhile, but I remember Roadrunner people were wonderful to work with.
    Not sure if they can help you with the Lomotil.
    Fingers x'd you find what your sick baby needs!
    MM
    http://www.roadrunnerpharmacy.com/

  14. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Thanks guys - lots to check out there.

  15. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Hi guys - I thought an update might be appreciated.

    After I posted this search for Lomotil - Misty got rapidly worse.  She was hospitalised for a few days on a drip because she refused to eat anything, even her favorite treats.  Her weight had dropped from over 10 kilos to 7.3.  I thought she was gone.

    After a few days she came back to us with a change in prescription and a new diagnosis.  She probably has EPI - a pancreatic enzyme deficiency.  This is treatable by sprinkling enzyme on her food which helps her digest it.  We no longer need Lomotil because this is a completely different thing!

    That was two weeks ago.  A lifetime.  An emotional stress which was almost unbearable.

    Misty is now eating and pooing properly, mostly.  She has put on weight to 7.8 kilos.  We are very hopeful of a full recovery.

    I want to say I was really touched by everyone's offers of help, interest and concern.  I deleted the hub I wrote about her because the thought of her going downhill again, if she did, and people still making comments would be too much to deal with.

    Thank you all.
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8041521_f248.jpg

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm glad your baby is better.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Sarra and I wish I hadn't set off the Competition thing.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      *Happy Dance*

      big_smile

      Rub her belly and tell her I said "Right On!"

  16. HollieT profile image87
    HollieTposted 4 years ago

    Aw, she's lovely! Here's to her full recovery.

  17. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I am so glad you found an effective treatment! She's a cutie-pie.

  18. WillStarr profile image88
    WillStarrposted 4 years ago

    Great news!

    Give Misty a big hug from all of us.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'll do that right now.... cheers!

 
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