How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Lisa Your Own Question

Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa, Small Animal/Avian Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1882
Experience:  26 yrs of small animal vet practice. Dog, cat and parrot caretaker for 35 yrs! Former Zookeeper
11043108
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Lisa is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dog swallowed one tablet of my blood pressure medication

Resolved Question:

My dog swallowed one tablet of my blood pressure medication: Bisoprolol HCTZ 5/6.25. She is a two year old goldendoodle who weighs 57 pounds.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lisa replied 5 years ago.

Dear arsmom:

 

Please call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

The telephone number is (888)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/strong>. There is a $60 consultation fee for this service.

 

They will want to know your dog's age, breed ,sex and weight.

They will want to know what she ate, how much, and if you have any of it or the package it came in (all of which you have provided).

 

They will want to how how she is doing.

 

I have no experience with this medication in veterinary medicine. It is a beta-blocker, and as such, the most frequent signs effects with an overdose are: bradycardia (slowed heart rate), and hypotension (lowered blood pressure). Lethargy is also common.

 

Neurologic problems. such as delerium and coma, and respiratory arrest may be seen with severe overdoses in people.

If your dog is seizuring, losing consciousness, vomiting blood, or showing any other severe sign of illness, please take her directly to an emergency room

 

If you have more questions please click on 'reply'. If this answer helps, please click on the green ACCEPT icon. Bonuses and feedback are always appreciated.

 

Thank-you,

Dr. Lisa

Dr. Lisa, Small Animal/Avian Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1882
Experience: 26 yrs of small animal vet practice. Dog, cat and parrot caretaker for 35 yrs! Former Zookeeper
Dr. Lisa and 4 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I already called ASPCA poison control as soon as the pill was injested. I was told that she will most likely not suffer any negative effects from such a small dosage, but that she may experience frequesnt urination for the next few hours. I really just wanted some re-assurance that she'll be ok. I did some research of my own and learned that this type of medication is used on dogs with CHF.
Expert:  Dr. Lisa replied 5 years ago.

Dear arsmom:

 

I understood your question as one asking for advice on 'what to do' as I was unaware that you had already contacted Poison Control.

 

I'm glad you were reassured by them. I do use beta -blockers for CHF, but I have never used Bisoprolol HCTZ . In my literature search, I have not been able to find it's use in veterinary medicine, I have only found questions about adverse effects and toxicity.

 

I hope you and your dog can now relax.

 

Good-luck to you both,

Dr. Lisa

 

 

 

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
< Last | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DE/debkatreyn/2011-11-28_33650_682e.64x64.jpg Dr. Debbie's Avatar

    Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    13796
    UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/doggfone1/2009-07-16_133633_vet_pic.jpg Dr. Scott's Avatar

    Dr. Scott

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    9550
    12 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    7758
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AN/andrewDVM/2012-4-27_12585_iStock000011751407XSmall.64x64.jpg Dr. Drew's Avatar

    Dr. Drew

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    6598
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/1I/1ISUDVM/2011-3-1_22028_Honeymoon2005075294928803490646858.64x64.jpg Dr. Bruce's Avatar

    Dr. Bruce

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    6377
    13 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/bigislandvet/2013-2-21_214244_IMG0357.64x64.JPG Dr. Michael Salkin's Avatar

    Dr. Michael Salkin

    Big Island Vet

    Satisfied Customers:

    6049
    University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 41 yrs. of experience.