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Accidental female dog ate a 5 mg talbet of propecia. Dog

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accidental female dog ate a 5 mg talbet of propecia. Dog spade. No problem?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

We prescribe finasteride (Propecia) to dogs (mainly to males with benign prostatic hypertrophy) with 5 mg being the highest recommended dose. One study done in dogs reported no adverse effects or irreversibility of affects after treating for 21 weeks at 0.5 mg/lb. Your female should remain unaffected but like most inappropriate ingestions, transient gastrointestinal distress in the form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea might develop. Thee's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin