My 9 pound toy poodle accidentally ate a 25mg doxylamine succinate about 1 1/2 hours ago. We tried to get her to vomit

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Customer: My 9 pound toy poodle accidentally ate a 25mg doxylamine succinate about 1 1/2 hours ago. We tried to get her to vomit but couldn’t. Should I be worried??
JA: The Expert will know if the Poodle will be okay to digest the toy. What's the Poodle's name and age?
Customer: she is 4 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: she is acting normal and playful like she always is!!
Answered by Dr. Annie in 3 mins 1 year ago
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Will you verify that this was plain Doxylamine and double-check that there aren't any other ingredients (i.e. pseudoephedrine or acetaminophen)?

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Only ingredient is 25 mg Doxylamine succinate. No other ingredients.

Great!

This dose is approximately 6 mg/kg. Typically, serious side effects occur at higher doses. You may still see drowsiness, lethargy, or sedation. Sometimes in younger dogs, you may also see paradoxical excitement or stimulation instead.

I don't expect any serious effects at this dose - potentially just transient side effects such as those mentioned above. However, on the off chance that she begins to show symptoms of muscle tremors, disorientation, problems breathing, etc, then I would bring her to the emergency clinic.

I hope this helps!

- Dr. Annie

Customer
Ok thank you so much!!!

You're very welcome!

Best,

- Dr. Annie

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