Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beardie

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Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beardie

Postby mangofrankobowser » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:01 pm

She’s 3 years old, normal morph. She was diagnosed with flaggelatted Protozoa. I gave her .6cc when she needed .16cc my eyes are terrible. Besides probiotics and keeping a close eye on her, what can I do?
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Re: Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beard

Postby AHBD » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:37 pm

Hi there, what med. was it ?
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Re: Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beard

Postby AHBD » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:45 pm

Plenty of water will be helpful. And if the med. is Panacur it's not usually harmful if too much is given.
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Re: Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beard

Postby mangofrankobowser » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:19 pm

AHBD wrote:Plenty of water will be helpful. And if the med. is Panacur it's not usually harmful if too much is given.


It’s Metronidazole
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Re: Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beard

Postby AHBD » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:30 pm

Aka flagyl, just watch out for lethargy + vomiting or any other bad symptoms but he should be fine. Skip the next 2 days at least if he was on a daily dose. How many days was he to be on it ? They generally only need a very short [ 2-3 days ] treatment. BTW, some people keep activated charcoal on hand in case of overdose. I don't think he'll need it but again, watch for any signs. If he has an appetite, feed him , that will dilute the meds., but don't feed him if it's late where you are.
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Re: Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beard

Postby Drache613 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:35 pm

Hello,

That can happen unfortunately.
Definitely watch for lethargic behavior, black bearding, etc. Do you have any parsley, cilantro,
mint & basil you can mix up with some water into a little slurry to give to him? Those can help
detoxify the system as well as hydrate him a little bit, too.
Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beard

Postby mangofrankobowser » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:45 pm

Thank you for all the replies! Her light is about to turn off so I cannot feed her. I will make a big ole slurry in the morning with probiotics in it. She's not black bearding and there's no fluid coming from her mouth or eyes. I set an alarm to check on her during the night just to be safe.
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Re: Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beard

Postby AHBD » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:16 pm

How is your girl doing ?
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Re: Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beard

Postby mangofrankobowser » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:05 pm

Amazing! Gave her wet greens with probiotics this morning. Fed her this afternoon and she ate more than she was in almost a month (in one feeding session). It's so relieving.
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Re: Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beard

Postby claudiusx » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:18 pm

That's great news. I was following along hoping for a good update :)

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Re: Help! I gave too large a dose of antibiotics to my beard

Postby Drache613 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:10 pm

Hello,

That is terrific news she is doing so well & didn't seem to be phased by the medication.
It sounds like she is staying hydrated also!

Thanks for the updates.
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