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Amoxicilin 500ml, 4 times, 6 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   my kids had a prescription of amoxicilin 500
Doctor :  
Doctor :   ok
User :   I gave to them 4 times the measure in a cap
Doctor :   ok
User :   that medication is for step troat
User :   2 HOURS AGO, I check their temperature , they are normal, should I worried about the over dose
User :   supposed to be 500 ml only
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   no need to worry
User :   why ?
User :   500 ml to a 6tsp
Doctor :   the dose given is very small to cause any major side effects
Doctor :   u mean a 6 year old kid ?
User :   both are 5 and 7 years
User :   yes
Doctor :   that is ok, the dose is not lethal or that which can cause severe side effects
User :   they went to bed 2 hours ago
Doctor :   that is ok, they will be fine
User :   ok I know I did not pay attention on the cap measurement
User :   but I was worry about it
Doctor :   But for your mental satisfaction, you may choose to take them to the nearest ER and have them examined
User :   last time they have they had normal dose 12 hours ago
Doctor :   ok
User :   well I saw online the side effects vomit or diarrea
Doctor :   yes
User :   and since they are sleeping, Im not sure,my wife will kill me
Doctor :   those are side effects which can occur in sensitive kids even with a single dose
User :   should I keep temperature reading the next 6 hours ?
Doctor :   you need not worry
Doctor :   they will be just fine
User :   ok
Doctor :   since they are sleeping, and not having any issues , u need not worry
User :   thank you
Doctor :   it is an antibiotic and not some poisonous drug
Doctor :   the dose taken is not lethal and they will be just fine
User :   no is amoxicilin
Doctor :   yes '
User :   for a step throat
User :   that
Doctor :   i know it is an amoxicillin ,which is the most common drug prescribed to kids
Doctor :   and it is a very safe medication
User :   that was recomended for their doctor, my last question, since they supposed to take in 12 hours the next , should I gave again or not?
Doctor :   you can give the usual dose at the right time
User :   o i skip for the next 24 hours?
User :   are you sure?
Doctor :   the dose given now, will be metabolized and it will not remain in the body
Doctor :   u need not skip the dose
User :   ok
User :   could you tell me a little about your back ground please, I'm kind skeptical about this online chat
User :   first time doing it!
Doctor :   I am a Internist with 7 years of practice in Internal medicine
Doctor :   that is post graduation
Doctor :   i understand your anxiety
User :   ok where is that in the us? where I can find trusted doctors online for the next time to look for you?
Doctor :   for additional info, you can call and confirm from the pediatrician who prescribed the medication
User :   ok
User :   can you call me?
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Doctor :   have you followed my advice ?
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