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I read dosage wrong and gave my hundred pound dog, 4 year old

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I read dosage wrong and gave my hundred pound dog, 4 year old shepherd/hound mix, 7 Imodium pills. (2 mg. each). She was fine for about 2 hours then went to eat a little bit (rice with scrambled eggs) and then she vomited twice. She is laying down now breathing a little heavy. She also had some water. Do I need to do anything else? I am so worried now. Our 12 1/2 yr old dog just passed a month ago. I feel so very bad and worried I did something terrible to her. Please advise. Thank you.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Elaine replied 6 years ago.

Hi there, this is Dr. Elaine

 

How long ago did you give them?

 

Thanks

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
almost 6 hours ago
Expert:  Dr. Elaine replied 6 years ago.

Hi again.

 

The dosage for dogs is 0.05 to 0.1 mg/lb body weight. You gave 14mg, vs 10mg recommended higher-range dose.

 

Normally, too much lopermide is going to cause (possible sedation), however, at significantly higher doses than she received we might see hyperexcitability/anxiousness/rapid heart rate.

 

I doubt you are going to see much of anything, as this drug does have a fairly high margin of safety.

 

Let me know if you have any further questions.

 

Kindly,

 

Dr. Elaine

 

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
So, being that she is basically resting now, she should be ok, right?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I reread your message. No need for another reply.
Thank you for your help. Have a good evening.

Regards,
Robin
Expert:  Dr. Elaine replied 6 years ago.
My pleasure

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