Human drugs should never be administered to your cat unless your veterinarian advises you to do so. Many drugs that are prescribed for animals by veterinarians are the same (or similar) drugs that physicians prescribe for human ailments - but there are huge differences in the way that different species of animal deal with a drug once it is their system. So, some drugs that are safe to use in humans are positively dangerous to give to cats and other animals. 

A well-known example of this is aspirin, which if given at human dose rates, can easily cause toxicity in cats and other animals because they cannot detoxify and eliminate it from their bodies as quickly as humans can. The result is a severe gastroenteritis - which may cause them to vomit blood.

There are literally hundreds of examples of human prescription drugs which can cause toxicity to cats and other pets. Other common medicines and so called social "drugs" which definitely should not be given by owners to their pets are:

All of the above have been documented to cause serious illness - and are potentially fatal. The message is - never assume what is safe for you is safe for your pet - the chances are it isn't.

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