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My 5-year old Eclectus just ate a 200mg ibuprophen tablet.

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My 5-year old Eclectus just ate a 200mg ibuprophen tablet. Will this hurt him?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Please allow a few minutes for me to read your responses and for me to respond back.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry to hear this has happened.

How long ago did this happen?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you! About 20 minutes ago.
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

I see.

Ibuprofen can indeed cause problems in birds when ingested.

Ideally, he should have a crop lavage performed. This is where the vet removes all the contents of the crop and flushes the crop out. Typically this will then be followed by giving activated charcoal to help bind any medication. I would get him to a vet as soon as possible to get this taken care of.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, on my way. Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome.

I wish you both the best.

Getting this taken care of quick should prevent any major or long term damage.

Have a great day.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

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