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My dog swallowed 20mg of Adderall. He is a 15lb bulldog

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My dog swallowed 20mg of Adderall. He is a 15lb bulldog puppy. He did this about two hours ago. My husband just told me.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your bulldog will be able to digest that. What is the bulldog's name?
Customer: Max
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Max?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How is Max right now?

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

I have not heard back from you and as this is a very serious situation, I do want to leave my thoughts in case you are struggling to reply.

Considering the dose of Adderall your lad has had, this is thankfully not a severe toxicity. Though it is a dose that we can see moderate amphetamine signs with. Specifically, we could see agitation, hyperactivity, rapid heart rate, panting, wobbliness, and muscle tremours

Since so much time has passed already and this is a quick absorbing drug, we are a bit limited in what we can do. Though at this point we can try to reduce further absorption with activated charcoal. This is available over the counter from the pharmacy (ask for the high strength version in grams, not the one for gas since you will need a lot of these) and works by binding any remaining material in the stomach. For activated charcoal, we tend to give 1-4 grams per pound every 8 hrs. This can be mixed with food to be fed or with water to syringe feed (do note that it stains, so keep it away from white carpets/clothes). This will just limit how much is absorbed and reduce the intoxication risk here.

Otherwise, we need to keep the house calm, quiet, and dimly lit. We want to reduce stimulation to reduce the risk of seizures (less likely at this dose but possible) and encourage him to sleep this off. Of course, if we see any of the more severe signs I noted, we’d want to have him seen by the local ER vet for IV fluids +/- symptomatic care to flush this drug out of his system and get him back to settled as quickly as possible.

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Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi there! I'm at the emergency vet. They just had him vomit, and he is staying the night for observation.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your response. I was driving.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome and no worries,

I am glad he is being seen too here.

Best wishes,

Dr . B.

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?