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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My Labrador has epilepsy and takes gabapentin, libromide &

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My Labrador has epilepsy and takes gabapentin, libromide & epiphen. She has accidentally taken a 100mg Cartagena tablet, will this do her any harm and should I give her the normal daily tablets as listed above. Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I can't find 100 mg cartagena in my formulary. Is this 100 mg of carprofen instead? If so, it's the proper dose for a 45 kg dog and safe to give along with his anticonvulsants. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The med was carbagen does this make any difference? Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Carbamazepine (Carbagen) isn't commonly used but may have some utility in dogs as a psychotherapeutic agent at a dose of 4-8 mg/kg. There is extremely limited information for this drug's adverse effect profile in dogs. It isn't expected to affect any of her regularly admninistered drugs, however. In humans, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and vomiting have been noted with carbamazepine. If your Lab has remained unaffected, I would give her her normal medications at her normally scheduled times. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're quite welcome.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.