5mg a day was too much and he was having bad side effects, extreme lethargy, he stopped eating,and drinking and his diarrhea actually got worse. Half a pill ever other day was not enough his stool was normal the first day then back to diarrhea the second. Half a pill mg a day seems to be the formula that works for him. He tolerates it well,and his stool remains normal. Mischief is much more active and healthy now,and is actually gaining weight. I am very pleased. Like I said I think it saved his life. Also the drug is very inexpensive $10 bucks a month
Treatment options Although most EGC lesions show no growth on culture and sensitivity, occasionally some of these lesions will respond to antibiotic therapy. Doxycycline 5 mg/kg bid has been successful possibly due to its antibacterial effect as well as other effects it seems to have on mast cells and eosinophils. It needs to be administered with food as it can cause esophageal strictures if it remains in the esophagus for prolonged periods of time. Other antibiotics include Clavamox 10 mg/lb bid, cephalexin 10 mg/lb bid or Antirobe 5 mg/lb/day.