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  • Ranitidine is a histamine-blocking agent. It helps reduce the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach and helps protect the stomach against the formation of ulcers. It has also been used to treat gastritis and other reflux and hypersecretory conditions. Ranitidine may be used to stimulate contractions of the stomach.

  • Rifampin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by Rhodococcus, Mycobacteria and Staphylococci. Rifampin has antifungal activity when combined with other antifungal agents and may be used to treat infections such as histoplasmosis or aspergillosis.

  • Ronidazole is a synthetic antibacterial and antiprotazoal agent used in treating trichomoniasis in cats.

  • Does your home double as a drug store? Do you have medications stashed in the bathroom cabinet, kitchen drawer and pantry shelf? Are random bottles haphazardly tossed into the “pharmacy”?Here are a few tips to help you safely handle your household medicine inventory.

  • Selamectin is a topical agent used to kill parasites in dogs and cats. It is used to kill adult fleas, prevent flea eggs from hatching, prevent and control flea infestations, prevent heartworm disease and treat and control ear mite infestations in dogs and cats. This product may also be prescribed by your veterinarian for the treatment and control of sarcoptic mange, control of tick infestations in dogs and the treatment of intestinal hookworm and roundworm infections in cats.

  • Selegiline is used for the treatment of Cushing’s Disease and for older dogs that are losing their intellectual function (cognitive dysfunction).

  • Sotalol is a non-selective beta-blocking agent, and is used to correct an irregular heartbeat.

  • Spironolactone is a diuretic, and is used to increase the amount of urine produced and excreted from the body. It is prescribed when the pet does not respond to other diuretics, or if other diuretics have resulted in low potassium levels.

  • Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid. It has been prescribed to improve appetite, promote weight gain, and/or to increase muscle strength and vitality in dogs, cats and horses. It may also be used to treat anemia.

  • Sucralfate is used to treat oral, esophageal, gastric and duodenal ulcers. It may also be used to prevent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory induced ulceration. This medication forms a barrier over the ulcer, which protects the ulcer from the acid of the stomach and allows it to heal.