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My 10 lb dog ate a diltiazem 120 mg. should I be worried?

Customer Question

My 10 lb dog ate a diltiazem 120 mg. should I be worried?
JA: It's hard to know for sure. The Veterinarian will figure it out.
Customer: So...are you asking the vet?
JA: No. I'm the Veterinarian's Assistant.
Customer: What should I do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: She is 1 year old, 10 lbs.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

Is this a sustained-release or regular product, please?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I think regular. The bottle doesn't say extended release.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Just waiting for advice. I didn't see the dog eat the pill. She ran out the doggie door with it so I assume she ingested it
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

Thank you. She ingested a dose of 12 mg/lb. I might dose her at 0.7 mg/lb. If she ingested the pill within an hour, you should induce emesis by dosing her with 10 mL (2 measuring teaspoons) of 3% hydrogen peroxide given with a small poultry baster placed between her cheek teeth and cheek. She should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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

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