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7 year old girl ate 400 mg of ibuprofen .

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Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019
Question: 7 year old girl ate 400 mg of ibuprofen. Is there any risk?
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
just observe for the time being...

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service...
I've gone through your query in details...
I can understand your concern...

Well, practically speaking there shouldn't be any problem (as the toxic dose is much higher, more than 100mg/kg)...just ensure she remains well hydrated by drinking a lot of water...

It should pass within a few hours only, just keep her under observation for the time being...However, if at all notice any severe abdominal pain, difficulty concentrating, irritability, rashes over any body parts, severe vomiting then please don't wait any more and take her to the nearest ER/children's hospital for a prompt check-up...

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take Care
Kind Regards


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7 year old girl ate 400 mg of ibuprofen .

Brief Answer: just observe for the time being... Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service... I've gone through your query in details... I can understand your concern... Well, practically speaking there shouldn't be any problem (as the toxic dose is much higher, more than 100mg/kg)...just ensure she remains well hydrated by drinking a lot of water... It should pass within a few hours only, just keep her under observation for the time being...However, if at all notice any severe abdominal pain, difficulty concentrating, irritability, rashes over any body parts, severe vomiting then please don't wait any more and take her to the nearest ER/children's hospital for a prompt check-up... Let me know if I can assist you further. Take Care Kind Regards