Bearded dragon ate 150mg of ibuprofen

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They’re just now getting a black beard.. does this mean they might be dying :( I’m very concerned
Probably not dying, but still knowing about the ibuprofen I would probably get her back to the vet just in case.
 

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Hello,

That is a bit concerning. How is he acting, lethargic? Have you been giving extra oral fluids & did you
make the greens paste I mentioned or get some activated charcoal to try & help reverse & detoxify?
I agree, it might be a good idea to get him back to the vets. Don't let them pump him full of antibiotics,
or other agents not needed. I would recommend saline solution or subcutaneous fluids only, & perhaps some activated charcoal if possible.

Tracie
 

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Hello,

That is a bit concerning. How is he acting, lethargic? Have you been giving extra oral fluids & did you
make the greens paste I mentioned or get some activated charcoal to try & help reverse & detoxify?
I agree, it might be a good idea to get him back to the vets. Don't let them pump him full of antibiotics,
or other agents not needed. I would recommend saline solution or subcutaneous fluids only, & perhaps some activated charcoal if possible.

Tracie
The black beard went down a little bit but it’s still kind of noticeable. I’ll attach a picture for reference. She’s not lethargic, in fact shes still extremely restless and has been glass surfing a lot. She ate 2 hornworms and a few pieces of arugula today. She hasn’t gotten any fluids or activated charcoal since the vet visit. They didn’t mention anything about doing multiple doses but if you reccomend that I should, I can go pick some up at the pet store tonight. Or I can pick up greens to make the slurry as well if you think that’ll work better. Any advice helps, thanks!
 

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The black beard went down a little bit but it’s still kind of noticeable. I’ll attach a picture for reference. She’s not lethargic, in fact shes still extremely restless and has been glass surfing a lot. She ate 2 hornworms and a few pieces of arugula today. She hasn’t gotten any fluids or activated charcoal since the vet visit. They didn’t mention anything about doing multiple doses but if you reccomend that I should, I can go pick some up at the pet store tonight. Or I can pick up greens to make the slurry as well if you think that’ll work better. Any advice helps, thanks!
Here is a better picture of how the beard looked all day. The other pic has a shadow which makes it look a little darker than it was!
 

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Here is a better picture of how the beard looked all day. The other pic has a shadow which makes it look a little darker than it was!
That doesn't look bad, and she don't look stressed. Personally I think if it was going to cause issues it would have done so by now. Still keep an close eye on her for a few more days though, they can crash very quickly if something is wrong.
 

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Hello,

Oh she doesn't look stressed at all....so I think she is most likely on the mend. As mentioned though, do keep a close eye on her because reptiles can crash, suddenly.
It wouldn't hurt any to get at least the greens slurry made up for her to give daily for awhile to help draw out any excess toxins.
She seems to be doing ok right now!


Tracie
 

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Just wanted to update you guys to say that Franklin Leif is okay!!! He is completely back to his normal self and I couldn’t be more happy. Thank you all so much for your quick responses and reassurance that he will be okay. I appreciate you guys!! 💚
 

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Just wanted to update you guys to say that Franklin Leif is okay!!! He is completely back to his normal self and I couldn’t be more happy. Thank you all so much for your quick responses and reassurance that he will be okay. I appreciate you guys!! 💚
Thats what this site is for!!!
I'm glad your boy is all good 👍
 

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Hello,

That is excellent Franklin Leif is back to his normal self, thankfully! Hopefully he wont be eating anything
else that he isn't supposed to be eating again!

Tracie
 

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