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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!Since it has been within the last hour then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (i.e. 3 tbsp) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.Since temazepam is a benzodiazepine sedative/anti-anxiety medication, it is pretty safe for dogs. Although that dose is a bit higher than would be typically given for a dog his size. Chances are he won't have any problems except maybe getting a little sleepy. Since it's been within an hour of when he ate it, you can try giving some hydrogen peroxide to make him vomit as advised above and see if he brings up the pill. If he gets extremely sleepy or lethargic, you may need to take him to a vet for supportive care and treatment until the medication wears off.In unanesthetized rabbits and dogs, temazepam caused slight but significant decreases in blood pressure at oral doses from 5 to 20 mg/kg. At 80 pounds (36 kg) if ingested 90 mg that would mean a 2 mg/kg dose which is below this dose range so again would not expect to see anything more than sedation but if he is very lethargic or sleepy please consider a veterinary er for supportive carePlease let me know how else I can assist you both today. I am online another 30 minutes to assist you
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Here is a link to the monograph with the animal studies at the bottom: http://www.sunovion.ca/monographs/restoril.pdf
Good afternoon, I wanted to check in on your Boxer to ensure there were no ill effects from the ingestion last night? Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today
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