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He ate some aderall, Simon and he is almost 3, i don’t think

Customer Question

He ate some aderall
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Simon and he is almost 3
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Simon?
Customer: i don’t think so
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

How long ago did he eat the medication?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Just about an hour
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We already have him hydrogen peroxide
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

I`m afraid I am unable to offer a live phone call from the UK, but I am happy to continue here. if you would prefer, I can opt out and one of the other vets may be able to offer this service?

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Has he vomited yet?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Should we give him activated charcoal?
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

How much peroxide have you given so far?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
About 6 teaspoons
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Can you give me an idea of his weight?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He is 18lbs
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

How long ago did you give the peroxide?

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

If it was more than 10 minutes ago, you can give another dose of 3 teaspoons.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Doing that now
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Encourage him to walk around after you have given it, to encourage mixing of his stomach contents.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He has still not committed
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Vomited *
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
What should we do next?
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

How much aderall has he had access to?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
A small amount of a 30mg XR
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Ok, if the peroxide has not been effective, it would be worth taking him to your vet who will be able to administer apomorphine which is much more effective at inducing vomiting.

After the vomiting ahs subsided, he would also benefit from administering activated charcoal. This will help minimize the uptake of the drug from his digestive system. It should be given at 1-4g per pound 3x daily until his poop turns black.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

I would recommend having a vet induce vomiting.

If he has absorbed any of the drug, you should be looking for signs of restlessness, hyperactivity, twitching, seizures, panting, lethargy, muscle tremors and dilated pupils. If you see any of these signs I would recommend having him checked out as an emergency.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No emergency vets are open near me right now.
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Do you have access to activated charcoal?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I do
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Then I would recommend keeping a close eye on him and administering ~40g of charcoal every 8 hours to try and minimze absorption of the drug from his digestive system.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Just started giving it to him with some food. What symptoms should I be looking for?
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

If he has absorbed any of the drug, you should be looking for signs of restlessness, hyperactivity, twitching, seizures, panting, lethargy, muscle tremors and dilated pupils. If you see any of these signs I would recommend having him checked out as an emergency.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Well he is not acting out of the ordinary. But he is already a weird cat. I’m not sure if he has symptoms or not
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

In that case you will just need to keep a close eye on things. You have done all you can without seeing a vet.