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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi one of my friend eat 30 more iron tablet about 5 - 6 hours before is it possible tosave her. please tell the first aid method
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxxx here
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   she can be saved
User :   Hi Dr. xxxxx
Doctor :   She will need a complete gastric lavage
User :   My close friend she is
Doctor :   And then some IV antacids
Doctor :   And observation for 24 hrs
Doctor :   There is nothing which can be doen at home
Doctor :   She should visit the Er
User :   is it possible to save her after taking 30 tablets for 5 to 6 hours
Doctor :   yes we have to avoid further absorbtion
Doctor :   So get her admitted and have an gastric lavage done immidietly
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you
User :   no Dr. xxxx thanks for your help
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Wishing her speedy recovery'
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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