Understood, and I do care for your cat's well being (as well as the OP, and as well as anyone who might stumble upon this). Just in the future, it would be good for you to read through all the details more carefully. Perhaps you weren't aware of how toxic APAP
is to the liver before this, but now you know. In addition, it's good to be aware of what kind of preparation of hydrocodone
is in question, as it obviously comes in both pills and liquid solutions.
While APAP can be easily removed from pills, it cannot
be extracted from elixirs, which is what the OP was asking about. So, not only would 50mg be a very large dose for most opiate
naive individuals, in the case of this poster, he has a set amount of 500mg of APAP for every 7.5mg of hydrocodone. Therefore, 50mg of hydrocodone would also come along with around 3300mg of APAP in one go that he doesn't have the luxury of removing via CWE. In the future, when advising doses for opiate naive users, it's probably best to ere on the low side or redirecting to a few very helpful charts on DF so you don't have to guess. You may have a naturally high tolerance, you know?
For your future reference, and for the OP's, here's a great chart and another post right beneath it (#2) that covers standard first time doses that should work for most opiate naive individuals, including various ROAs. Check it out when you get the chance, here's a link: Complete List of Opioid Dosages
(which I also linked to in my post #4).
I know you have plenty of experience and I'm sure you know your own body. But for people who have little-to-no experience with these drugs
, it's just important to remember you can always add, but never subtract.
Edit: For the record, none of this is to say you can't share your personal experiences. We welcome personal experiences! But, as I said the first time, there's a big difference between saying "My cat did this much his first time, but wouldn't necessarily recommend it as it's a pretty hefty dose for the non-opiate tolerant user" and flat-out recommending it to someone else. Everything I said here is really just trying to be helpful, so I do hope nothing comes off as patronizing or me trying to beat you up. These things happen, it's no big deal, as long as you learn from it.