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I've inadvertently given my dog too much corvental tonight.

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I've inadvertently given my dog too much corvental tonight. Will she be ok? She has 50mg normally but I gave her a full capsule by mistake of 100mg.

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The recommended range of dosing for theophylline (Corvental) is 5 - 20 mg/kg. How much does Harriet weigh, please?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Around 2.5kg - shes a teacup yorkie

Thank you. 100 mg, then, is 2X the highest dose in the range. Harriet will remain safe albeit jittery and agitated. Mild gastrointestinal distress may arise. How is Harriet currently acting, please?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No different to normal at the moment. Shes gone to bed and is sleeping

Excellent! If she's been given the theophylline over a long period time, such an overdose will be well-tolerated. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
she's been on it for over a year now. thank you very much.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you

Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.