Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
129 Doctors are Online

How can fever and increased pulse be controlled when a child has swallowed 10 tablets of thyroxin by mistake ?

Hi my Brothers son who is 4 yrs old consumed approx 10 thyroxin100mg tablets ,he vomited twice but his heart beat going up and down and is under observation, blood samples are sent for tests,i am really worried .what r the bad effects? what best a doc can do? IM sorry to post this again cos now temp is increasing.temp was 102 when he vomited almost 3and half hour ago and it dropped after vomiting and now again started increasing blood reports will take 1hr more.thanks.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Jul 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  221
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello
Thanks for your query.     
Always keep medicine at distance from children .No doubt 10 tablets of thyroxin contains 1000 micrograms of thyroxin ,dose is definitely high for 4 year baby. He should /will recover ,but it will take time for medicines effect to wash. keep him under observation for 72-120 hours.Have patience & concentrate on his treatment.
‘Hope I have answered your query, I will be available to answer your follow up queries, “Wish you Good Health and trouble free speedy recovery
Answered: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor