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My 30 lb dog ate a small amount of my 20mg lexapro

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My 30 lb dog ate a small amount of my 20mg lexapro pill...not even 1/4. She is taking metronidazole for colitis and pills look similar. Thankfully she spit it out.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Rosie....I'm sure she will be fine because it was a very small amount just want to make sure

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I am sorry to hear about Rosie getting the Lexapro. If she spit it out, she will probably be OK. Give me a moment to research what side effects to watch for in case she did get some of it.

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If she got as much as 1/4th of the pill, say 5 mg, you probably would not see anything. Sedation is possible at a higher dose. If she got the whole pill, you might see agitation, ataxia, tremors, vomiting, but she did not get that much.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just a small corner, yes

Then I would not expect anything, or else just mild sedation for awhile. Keep monitoring him and let me know how he is dong.

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Please let me know if this is helpful and how she is doing.

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Kindly consider rating my answer to notify the website I am assisting you; you can always get back to me with questions and updates after rating.​

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I hope you saw my responses; I have not heard back from you. How is she doing?

Please let me know if this was helpful and if you have any other questions.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Shed has been fine all day! Thanks!

You are welcome! Thanks for the great rating!

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