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my dog ate an expired indomethacin 50mg she is 10lbs. pill expired in 2017 august
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Hi. Dr. W here. I'm sorry to hear this. How long ago did she ingest this? If it hasn't been long we may be able to induce vomiting.

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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One or two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide by mouth may induce vomiting so she can get the pill out of the stomach if she only ingested it 30 minutes ago or so. Otherwise it is probably already absorbed.

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Whether she is able to vomit or not, this is serious. Indomethacin is considered toxic to dogs. Doses as low as 1 mg/kg can be toxic. She ingested 11 mg/kg, so this is a very dangerous dose. We would expect to see gastric ulcers and kidney failure with this dose. It is important that she be seen right away at a veterinary ER to start IV fluids and prescription medications to help protect her kidneys and GI tract.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
even if it expired 8/17
Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Yes, most drugs are still very effective after the expiration date

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