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I have just inadvertently taken my dogs medication instead

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I have just inadvertently taken my dogs medication instead of my own. How embarrassingly stupid!!!!! The capsule was Atopica25mg ( ciclosporin) made by Novartis. Given for allergic dermatitis
Thanks Susanne King


I am a double board certified doctor and will help you.

A very small dose.

it is not likely going to hurt you.

If you develop any symptoms [not likely] go to the ER.

If you are on other medications, you need to make sure you won't have a drug interaction.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the reassurance.


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