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Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Child Health
Question: My three year old granddaughter was able to open a bottle of ibuprofen and swallowed at least one. We don't know for sure how many... What should we watch for..?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Complications of Ibuprofen over dose

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... I understand your concern.

You need to be on the lookout for excessive vomiting due to gastritis, dehydration, constipation, dizziness or reeling sensation, rash all over the body, epigastric pain, nausea, tinnitus (ringing in ears) and fluid retention along with edema.

But sometimes acute overdosage can cause acute renal failure due to tubular necrosis in the kidneys. So, as we do not know how many tablets she has consumed I suggest you take her to the nearest Emergency Room as soon as possible and get a stomach wash done. She also needs to be attended by a physician.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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