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My dog swallowed a 35 mg pill of phendimetrazini tartrate

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My dog swallowed a 35 mg pill of phendimetrazini tartrate (appetite suppressant). Should i take to the vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
The symptoms of amphetamine-like drugs such as phendimetrazine and phenmetrazine such as tachycardia (increased heart rate), tachypnea (increased respiratory rate), and electrocardiographic changes were not observed with phendimetrazine when administered intravenously to dogs. I still think it would be prudent to induce emesis by dosing your dog with 3% hydrogen peroxide at a dose of 5 mL (one measuring teaspoon) per 5 lbs of body weight. He should vomit within 15 minutes. If not, please repeat the same dose. The above is predicated upon his ingesting that drug within the hour.