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My dog got into my mother's anti-fungal powder called

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My dog got into my mother's anti-fungal powder called Nystatin topical powder. Should we be concerned about her. She is 11 months and weighs 13 pounds.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

Cindy, nystatin is a drug we can give orally to dogs. I'd be more concerned with the other ingredients in the powder which could be irritants to the GI tract although significant toxicity isn't likely. Can you tell me the other ingredients which should be listed as "inactive" ingredients?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
She chewed the label so I really have no idea what other things are in it.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I understand. The most I'd expect in the way of adverse effects is transient inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea. I wouldn't induce emesis or treat in any manner at this time. Any treatment, if necessary, would be supportive and symptomatic - antacid, antiemetic drugs, e.g.

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