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My dog just ate my Temazepam (Oral Pill) 15 mg. Not good but

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My dog just ate my Temazepam (Oral Pill) 15 mg. Not good but is it an emergency concern?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 10 months ago.

This is Dr. KV. Welcome to JustAnswer. I am reviewing your information right now and will post back with a reply to you in just one moment...

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 10 months ago.

Can you please tell me how much your dog weighs? And breed?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Riot is a rescue, so mix breed and weighs approximately 60 pounds.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 10 months ago.

Great, thank you for the additional information. Please give me a moment while I check dosing info...

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I don't think it should be life threatning based on dosage and Riots weight but just wanted a second opinion. He should sleep well tonight.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 10 months ago.

I am not finding any dosing information for Temazepam---it is only used in humans, not dogs. However, it is in the same class of drug as Valium, which is very commonly used in dogs. I would expect Riot to get very sleepy if he ate the entire pill. It would be best to try to get him to vomit by giving him 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide to lessen the sedative effects.

Since the medication is a sedative, I would be worried about excess sedation and low blood pressure given his size. To be safe, you may want to try to wake him every few hours tonight to ensure the sedation effect is not too profound.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you. I will set my alarm to check on him throughout the night.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 10 months ago.

You're welcome and best of luck!

With appreciation,

Dr. KV