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What are the repercussions of accidental ingestion of Vetoryl?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: I accidentally took my pet's 10 mg dose of Vetoryl - it looks just like my fiber capsule! Should i be concerned and what should I look for?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
may not experience any significant effects

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Vetoryl is used for the treatment of hyperadernocortism in dogs, this refers to the presence of increased levels of a certain hormone.

It is used to suppress the levels of this hormone. It would do the same for you but since only one dose was used the effect, if any occurs, would be short lived.

The actual drug name is trilostane. It was previously used in humans but this was discontinued.

The half life of the medication is 8 hours, the half life is the time taken for the medication to decrease by half.
It takes 3 or 5 half lives for medication to be completely eliminated.

This means that it would be eliminated in 24 to 40 hours.

It can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, aching muscles, headaches, nausea, flushing, increased salivation, dizziness, bloating.
These are more common with long term use.

You may not experience any of these effects.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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What are the repercussions of accidental ingestion of Vetoryl?

Brief Answer: may not experience any significant effects Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Vetoryl is used for the treatment of hyperadernocortism in dogs, this refers to the presence of increased levels of a certain hormone. It is used to suppress the levels of this hormone. It would do the same for you but since only one dose was used the effect, if any occurs, would be short lived. The actual drug name is trilostane. It was previously used in humans but this was discontinued. The half life of the medication is 8 hours, the half life is the time taken for the medication to decrease by half. It takes 3 or 5 half lives for medication to be completely eliminated. This means that it would be eliminated in 24 to 40 hours. It can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, aching muscles, headaches, nausea, flushing, increased salivation, dizziness, bloating. These are more common with long term use. You may not experience any of these effects. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions