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Last night, my wife mistakenly gave our 20 lb dog 25mg of

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Customer: Last night, my wife mistakenly gave our 20 lb dog 25mg of losartan potassium by mistake. My wife got my meds mixed up with the dog's. Should I take the dog to emergency? It happened 12 hours ago and the dog seems OK
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

No, there's no need for an ER visit. The angiotensin-II receptor blockers such as losartan appear to be very well-tolerated by dogs. There's very limited experience in veterinary medicine; little date on efficacy, safety, adverse effects, etc. but we've dosed it at up to 0.5 mg/lb without harm. 25 mg in a 20lb dog would appear to be an overdose but not when we temper that fact by recognizing that dogs don't metabolize much losartan into an active metabolite. I see no need to treat your dog in any manner. Your dog should remain unaffected.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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