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Overdose of clonidine and its effects on children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   can we ask a question regarding medication on here?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we accidentally double dosed our 9 year old child a few moments ago.. he takes 0.2 mg clonidine nightly
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he received 0.4mg tonight he weighs 58 lbs (26 kilos) should we be concerned?
Doctor :   How much dose did you give him?
User :   0.4 mg
Doctor :   Is there any drowsiness or other symptoms in your child?
User :   of course drowsiness..he takes it for sleep. However nothing out of the ordinary per se
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry about as the maximum dose is 1.2 mg
Doctor :   I suggest that you observe your child
Doctor :   for 1 day and if there are any convulsions or any other side effect, rush him to the ER. That scenario is unlikely
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   The free chat trial is over. You will have to make the payment to continue the chat. It's a very nominal cost. The system will not allow you to chat until then.

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