Tucker got into my meds

8-9years old
30-40 lbs ish

He appears to have swallowed up to two nights worth of the following meds:

  • Abilify (2MG)
  • Levothyroxine (100MCG)
  • Omeprazole/Prilosec (20MG)
  • Melatonin (12mg)
  • Zyrtec

Should we be worried??

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So it kinda depends on when he swallowed that.
None of it matters except MAYBE the Abilify and even then, I doubt it's a thing unless he starts acting disoriented.
Which is unlikely.
The other meds would have to be dosed repeatedly to build up to effect.
Abilify is a little bit like that too.
If it's been over 12 hours there's nothing to do.
If it's UNDER 2 hours you can induce vomiting.
In between there: 2+ hours and up, franchise vet medicine wants you to spend $3000 on gastric lavage, hospitalization, activated carbon slurries, fluids, kidney and other monitoring, EKG / Holter, blood pressure monitoring, a recheck thyroid level in 30 days, and the obligatory MRI/CT because those machines are expensive.
I'd leave it alone. And report any signs of “out of it” to suggest a “serotonin storm” is underway. Which I highly doubt.
Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.