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I’m not sure if the cockapoo we have has eaten a ramipril

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Hi, I’m not sure if the young cockapoo we have has eaten a ramipril 5mg tablet off my bedside table. This was about 45 minutes ago and at the moment she seems her normal self. What signs do I have to look out for?
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. How much does the Cockapoo weigh?
Customer: About 6 kilos
JA: Has she thrown up since eating the Ramipril?
Customer: No but I’m not sure she has eaten it 🤷‍♀️
JA: What's the Cockapoo's name and age?
Customer: Trixie and she’s about 6 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
How long after ingesting the pill ( if she did take it) would she show symptoms.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 8 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.Oral doses of up to 2.5 mg ramipril per kg bodyweight (10-times the recommended highest dose) have been well tolerated in healthy young dogs. Trixie may have ingested .84mg/kg which is still an overdose but would not be expected to cause any issues as long as she is otherwise healthy.Hypotension may occur as a symptom of overdose with signs of apathy and ataxia.Maximum effect is seen in 1-2 hours which is when symptoms could be seen if they were to occur.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 8 days ago.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions.

Take care,