Guinea Pig Motility Drugs
Guinea Pig Motility Drugs are used to stimulate gut movement and may be prescribed by your Veterinarian if he/she feels that your guinea pig is showing signs of GI Stasis. Only ever use medicines that have been prescribed by your Veterinarian as other medicines may be toxic to your guinea pig.
There are two type of Guinea Pig Motility Drugs, one works on the Oesophagus, Stomach and the Upper GI Tract which is Metoclopramide/Emeprid(Reglan). The other works on the Lower GI Tract known as Cisapride.
Warning – If your prescribes both types of drugs there should be a Two Hour gap between both
|Anti-Diarrhoeal’s||Motility Drugs||GI Acid Reducers |
|Kaolin & Pectin||Metoclopromide|
|Cisapride (Propulsid) Oral Dose 0.1-
This product is not available for use on humans but it is available to Veterinary Practises through two different companies in the UK.
|Kaolin & Pectin Orally Administered 0.10ml every 6-
Do Not Use Products Containing Bismuth Salicylate
Kaepectate, a very common form of Kaolin and Pectin, now contains Bismuth Salicylate and should not be used.
A vet can check the severity of the diarrhoea and determine if Antibiotic or Anti-
Please be sure to check that the ingredient list does not contain Bismuth Salicylate
|Metoclopramide (Reglan), (Emeprid) Orally 0.2-
A possible side affect in Older or Susceptible Guinea Pigs may be Seizures.
|Simethicone (Infacol) (BIRP) (Bloat Guard)Simethicone is used to relieve mild gas pressure. You must seek advise from a vet for severe gas or bloat but it can relieve moderate discomfort.|
Recommended dosage is :-