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my cat ate almost one of my 200 mg tegretol pills this morning.

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my cat ate almost one of my 200 mg tegretol pills this morning. came home late tonight and is now showing crouching, pupils dialated and mouth open to breathe. can i help her at home or should we run to the emergency vet? stay up all night? force water?
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Please take your girl to the emergency clinic immediately. While there is nothing available to reverse the side effects of this particular medication, she will need a thorough evaluation and supportive care (fluids, bloodwork, etc.) if she is to pull through this.

While carbamazepine (Tegretol) has been studied in cats, the dosage is usually about 25 mg every 12 hours. She has ingested 8x the recommended dose.

 

I hope things work out ok for her.

 

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