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I think my 55 pd dog took a 50 mg nortriptyline pill. Should

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I think my 55 pd dog took a 50 mg nortriptyline pill. Should I make her throw up?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hello again Stephanie,

I have worked out an answer for you below ...

1. Well this drug was never meant to be given to dogs, so if you want t take every possible precaution then one of the best things you can do in this sort of situation is to make your dog sick immediately and try recover the drug that way, If you can do this within the first hour after ingestion { Two hours at the absolute outside } then things may be OK . For the sake of speed I will give you a link on how to do this best : LINK

2. However even if you do not manage to induce vomiting the chances are that this will not be very serious. The reason I say this is that I have found a reputable scientific article which says " When given daily oral doses of 20 mg per Kg of the dog's bodyweight of nortriptyline HCl, dogs survived with no deleterious drug effects for one year " You may see mild lethargy, but that's about it.

Your dog weighs around 25 kg by the way. You can read the article HERE

2. Of course whatever happens you should monitor Ruby carefully and if you see any odd symptom other than slight lethargy then you should take her to an ER vet without delay, but this would be very unlikely from what I have read.

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.

Regards,

Dr Scott

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hello again Stephanie,

I am just checking back in to see how Ruby is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning the Nortriptyline incident ...

How are things going?

Regards,

Dr Scott

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