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12# cat just ate a 20mg duloxetine. Do I induce vomiting?

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12# ***** just ate a 20mg duloxetine. Do I induce vomiting? Can I use peroxide to induce vomiting and how much?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 10 months ago.

Hello Karen,

My name is***** and I will help you. I'm so sorry that no one answered your request. It has been very busy.

We usually don't use hydrogen peroxide in cats because of irritation to the GI tract.

I just checked the toxic dose for duloxetine. It could be about 10 mg. I could not find any info on cats, just dogs.

Possible signs would be rapid heart rate, hypertension, agitation and tremors.

If Raven gets severe signs take her to an emergency clinic. But if they are mild just watch her closely. She should be OK in about 12 hrs.

You must be so anxious.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 10 months ago.

Feel free to ask questions - even after the rating. I will be here for another ½ hour

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 10 months ago.

Hello Karen,

How is Raven. I hope that every thing turned out alright.

Possible poisonings are always so frightening.

Could you please complete the rating on this question?

Thank you,

Dr Marta