ADHD medications are stimulants, and when dogs ingest stimulants you can see an increase in activity—such as pacing, walking in circles or unable to sit still—heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. In severe cases, these signs can become life-threatening.
What is Allderall?
Adderall is a combination medication that’s prescribed for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). It’s a drug that’s become popular for treating this condition. The medication works to balance the brain chemicals responsible for ADHD.
It acts as a stimulate, which increasing dopamine in the central nervous system. This can lead to increased energy, better focus, and lower restlessness and fidgeting.
The ingredients in Adderall include:
While this medication is great for managing ADHD, what happens if your dog eats more than one pill?
Adderall & Dogs
You’ve probably guessed this is not a good combination, and you’re right. This medication will act as a stimulant, so your dog will be more active. Dogs are very sensitive to this medication; it can be very dangerous for them. This drug is toxic to dogs.
What Should You Do If Your Dog Eats Adderall?
The first thing you should do is remove the remaining pills and clean up those that fell on the floor.
It’s important to check both the dosage and the number of pills your dog may have eaten.
You will be asked questions such as:
In this case, it’s already been a while since your dog ingested Adderall when you find out what they did, and they’re showing symptoms of sickness, we recommend bringing your dog directly to the nearest animal hospital and bring with it you the medication they ate.
Even if your dog seemingly only chewed on the bottle, make sure there aren’t any pills missing and call your veterinarian just in case.
When your dog eats Adderall, they will need to be hospitalized for treatment until they’re out of danger.
If treated in time, many dogs recover already after just 24 hours, however, each case of Adderall intoxication in dogs is unique.
In the case it hasn’t been two hours since your dog swallowed Adderall, the veterinarian may suggest inducing vomiting in your dog at home to try and get the pills out as soon as possible.
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