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My 8 yr old 43 lb wheaten terrier is taking 100 mg

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My 8 yr old 43 lb wheaten terrier is taking 100 mg gabapentin, and 50-75 mg tramadol every 8 hrs for a pinched nerve. We just accidentally gave her 50 mg more tramadol, 100 mg gabapentin and 2.5 mg diazepam at 8pm, only 4 hrs after her last dose ( 75 mg tramadol, 100 mg gabapentin). She ate pills with dinner, and also got 20 mg famotadine and 20 mg Benazapril she takes for PLN. She is zonked out right now. Worried I overdosed her. Do I need to take her to ER or will this wear off.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the terrier will be able to digest that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the terrier?
Customer: She'd been in extreme pain all weekend, only just introduced the Valium per the vet for anxiety
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response and I will be right back!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

At 43 pounds (19.5 kg) her dose range includes

- Gabapentin 4-10 mg/kg so 80-195 mg every 8 hours
- Tramadol 1-4 mg/kg so 19.5- 80 mg every 6-8 hours (in orthopedic cases this can be increased even further)
- Diazepam 0.5-2 mg/kg as needed so 10- even 40 mg dosage is safe

Unfortunately as you mentioned the sedation is caused by each individual medication doubled but because it is cumulative sedation it is having a harder effect on her.

All are within the safe range for her size but the sedative effects are going to be amplified. Please make sure you are able to wake her overnight and if she seems to be ataxic (wobbly on her feet) then her blood pressure might also be low and a veterinary er is called for

I hope this makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today, I am online another 30 minutes tonight

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

Good afternoon, I wanted to check in on your Wheaten to see if she was simply sedated through the evening or if you had to take her to the er? I would love an update when you are able

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.
Hi Erica,

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

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