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My 24 lb mixed breed dog just ate a 60 mg Cymbalta!!! What

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My 24 lb mixed breed dog just ate a 60 mg Cymbalta!!! What should I do?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,

I'mCustomerand I would be glad to help with your question. Give your dog 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. If you do not have hydrogen peroxide, then take your dog to the vet now so they can induce vomiting ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

If vomit is induced within 2 hours, then there are unlikely to be any serious adverse effects from the Cymbalta.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
How do I get her to take HP?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Then please don't charge me 28 dollars
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

I would either pour it in her mouth using the cap or if you have an eye dropper you can give it that way. You should try to give the entire dose in a couple of minutes. Vomiting usually occurs within 15 minutes

Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

I am not set-up for phone calls but can still talk you through this process.

Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

If you can get her to vomit using the hydrogen peroxide, then you should take her to the vet. They can induce vomiting with other drugs that are more effective. They may also give one dose of activated charcoal in case she did absorb any of the drug. Side effects from the drug that may occur include excitation that can be treated by your vet with acepromazine if needed. More serious side effects, unlikely at this dose, include muscle tremors and seizure like activity (i.e. serotonin syndrome. Again this is unlikely and treatable by your vet.

Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

You are not being charged for a live phone call unless someone that takes phone calls accepts your offer.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Should we let her drink water?
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

Yes, she can drink water. Did you get her to take the peroxide?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I think she got most of it. Should I try a little more?
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

If you don't think she got all of it, then you can give her a little more to make up for the amount she spit out.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Nothing is happening
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

It can take up to 15 minutes. It hasn't been that long yet. While we are waiting for her to vomit, tell me does your dog have any history of health problems or take any other medications?

Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

Now it has been 15 minutes. If Pearl hasn't vomited yet, then I would take her to your vet so they can induce vomiting with something that is more effective. As I said, they may also decide to give her 1 dose of activate charcoal a little later in the afternoon in case the entire pill can't be identified in her vomit. They will likely monitor her for up to 6 hours.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

Please let me know how things go at the vet.

Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,

I wondered how Pearl was doing today. Please let me know when you have a chance.

Thanks,

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Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.
Hi Carol,

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

Dr. Karing