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Golden retriever possibly ingested venlafaxine hcl er 150 mg

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Golden retriever possibly ingested venlafaxine hcl er 150 mg caps. What symptoms should I look for
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am currently not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has it been sinc he ate the Venlafaxine ER?

2- How capsules did he ingest?

3- How much does he weigh?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
90 minutes...unknown.....65 pounds
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

1- To make sure I got this right, you don't know how many capsule he ate?

2- Do you have hydrogen peroxide 3%?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
May not have ingested any... cannot account for 5 tablets
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

I would recommend you move quickly and try to induce vomiting. Doses of Venlafaxine above 2.75mg/kg will cause: Agitation, tremors, vocalization, hypertension, seizures, etc. In this case, if he took only 1 capsule of 150mg based on his weight this comes out to a dose of 5mg/kg. If he took 5 pills this could be fatal. To induce vomiting with peroxide this is what you do:

1- Give him 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide orally to induce vomiting.

2- Allow him to walk for a minute and move his belly to mix stomach content with peroxide. If he does not vomit within 5-10 minutes, repeat it again. Can give a total of 3 times 5-10 minutes apart.

3- If he does not vomit or you do not see the capsules in the vomit I would have him checked by ER vet and they can induce vomiting with a medication called Apomorphine.

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