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I know it is late for the answer that you may have been looking for but, nevertheless, it shall be beneficial for everyone.
In such a situation it is always better to initiate vomiting
in the child by tickling the back of the throat. Making the child drink some fluids before this procedure is always advantgeous. If vomiting does not occur, time should not be wasted in taking the child to a healthcare facility where proper management can be done. Time should not be wasted in finding if the child has ingested the medicine or not.
Hope your friend's child is absolutely fine.