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My cat is on antibiotics and he has two different tablets

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My cat is on antibiotics and he has two different tablets however I think I may have given him 30 mg of veraflox rather than the 15 he should have what harm will this do to him?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

How much does Bongo weigh, please? In the UK, dosing of the oral tablets is recommended at 3-4.5 mg/kg once daily. Pradofloxacin (Veraflox) appears to be quite safe in acute overdose situations with vomiting and diarrhea possible. Single oral doses of 100 mg/kg were tolerated well in young cats. There's no need to induce vomiting or treat in any manner. Return to 15 mg daily at the next scheduled dose.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He weighs 4.8 tablets are 15mg
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank u really appreciate it he has been through a lot in the last two weeks he is lucky to be here
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. 4.8 kg x 4.5 mg/kg = 21.6 mg 30 mg is an overdose but not a significant one as shown above.

You're quite welcome. I'm pleased to hear that he's doing well now. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will let u know tomorrow how he is I am not even certain that I have but just got worried thank u again
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I understand.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.