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My dog just ate one 20mg Omeprazole tablet. He weighs 20 pounds,

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My dog just ate one 20mg Omeprazole tablet. He weighs 20 pounds, a 5 year old male Westie in good health. Do I need to induce vomiting?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  DrJessicaO replied 7 years ago.
Hi there,
To put your mind to ease, omeprazole is a very safe drug and at this dose there would be no reason to induce vomiting. In fact, the amount that he ate is actually well within therapeutic range and is sometimes even prescribed for certain conditions at this mg per kg dose in dogs. Hope this helps :)
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