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Small child, persistent cough. Taking bricacef, taken excessive dosage, nausea. Suggestions?

Hello Doctor My son is 8months old, yesterday I took him to doctor for prolonged cough . He prescribed Bricacef morning 2.5ml n night 5ml. I started his dose from last night. By mistake this morning also I gave 5 ml instead of 2.5ml. From consuming he is groaning n feeling pukish. Will there be any problem.will this have. any problem. What should I do now. Please help
Asked On : Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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Bricacef is Cefpodoxime Proxetil if am correct. If so its an antibiotic.

Usual dosage is 10mg/kg/day given in 2 divided doses. You have to check the strength too. If 50mg per 5 ml, your doctor would have advised around 75 mg for your kid. I guess your kid will be around 7.5 kg in weight.
The dose you have given in such a case is not too high or in toxic range.
So you need not worry. Be careful in future.

If you have doubts, you may speak to your Pediatrician again and get reassured.
Hope my answer helps you.
Next time when you come with a query, please mention the weight of your kid too.
Best wishes.
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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