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My dog has had a Benadryl capsule containing 8mg of acrivastine.

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My dog has had a Benadryl capsule containing 8mg of acrivastine. I believe that there may be pseudoephedrine in this medication. My dog is a Jack Russel Terrier and weighs about 17-18lbs (8kg). She seems fine in herself and had lots of food around the time of ingestion which was probably about 4 hours ago.
Many thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Elaine replied 2 years ago.
HI there, this is Dr. Elaine
At this point in time (4 hours post-ingestion) if no signs are visible, you are unlikely to see any. It is too late to induce vomiting, although not too late for a veterinarian to administer activated charcoal if she had ingested quite a bit more than just one. I am assuming this was an accidental ingestion.
Her heart rate may have been a bit higher than normal, but if it were racing she might appear pale (her gums) or panting.
Actually, some individuals will actually show signs of drowsiness with this combination, but again, no signs after 4 hours at this dose, which is not dangerous, indicates little cause for worry.
Let me know if you have any other concerns.
Dr. Elaine