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Child might have accidentally taken aspirin. Solution?

My two and a half year old granddaughter was holding a bottle of low dose aspirin from my bedside table. The lid was askew and I asked her if she ate any and she said yes. I asked how many and she counted to six. I put my finger in her mouth and tasted it and it did not taste like aspirin. She is acting normal. Se told my husband she did not take any. What should we do? We are keeping her for the week. Her parents live four hours away and my daughter is eight months pregnant and I don t want to upset her
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your query.
The low dose aspirin tablet is 75 mg each & acute aspirin poisoning is likely only if she has ingested aspirin 150 mg(ie two tabs) per kg bogy wt. In other words if she is 14 kg ,she need to ingest 28 tablets for serious poisoning to occur.
Considering worst case scenario if she took 6 tablets , she is definitely out of danger.
Be careful in future to keep medicines away from kids & also try keeing in child resistant containers.
Hope you feel relaxed now.
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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