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Antitussive Drugs

Antitussive Drugs

Drug

Dosage

Codeine

Dogs: 1–2 mg/kg, PO, bid-qid

Hydrocodone

Dogs: 0.25 mg/kg, PO, bid-qid

Butorphanol

Dogs: 0.055–0.11 mg/kg, SC, bid-qid, or 0.55–1.1 mg/kg, PO, bid-qid

Cats: 0.1–0.4 mg/kg, SC, bid-qid