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my dog ate phenylephrine HCL 10mg tab is this poison to the

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my dog ate phenylephrine HCL 10mg tab is this poison to the dog
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 5 years ago.
Hi, thanks for your question! How long ago did this happen? How much does the dog weigh?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

30 minutes ago 20 nlbs

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
30 MINUTES 20 LBS
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 5 years ago.
OK, thank you. At that dose, the most likely side effects will be some hyper-excitability and maybe upset stomach, but since it's only been a half hour, the smartest idea would probably be to have a veterinarian induce vomiting, just to "play it safe". 3% Hydrogen peroxide is sometimes suggested for inducing vomiting at home, though this is less desirable than the medications we use in the clinic. 1 mL per pound of body weight (approximately 1 1/2 Tablespoons for a 20 pound dog) would be the amount given, mixed with ice cream or milk to mask the taste.
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