Benzodiazepines are a class of medication used commonly in both human and veterinary medicine. They are commonly prescribed for their sedative and hypnotic effects, but are also used as anticonvulsants and anxiolytics.
If you suspect your pet has ingested an overdose and is otherwise well in themselves, we recommend contacting Animal PoisonLine on 01202 509 000. Please ensure that you have an up to date weight for your pet as well as the exact details on the medication (strength, number of tablets ingested and time since ingestion) so that the team can ascertain whether or not further treatment is required with your vets.
For veterinary professionals requiring assistance with a case, please call VPIS on 0207 3055 055.