Suggest treatment for accidental consumption of Otrivin by an infant

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Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: I accidentally used otrivin adult on my 6 month's old baby. Please suggest what steps I do need to take to prevent any adverse effects. As of now my baby seems normal and is playingplaying.its been almost 30 minutes I have used it on her.
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Don't put it again.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your query.
I think I would be able to help you.
The fact remains that 1 XXXXXXX of otrivi is not going to produce any major problems. just be careful not to do anything similar again.
watch the child for breathlessness till it'd time for the next dose in which you have to use the prescribed medicine.
I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information helps you. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Best of luck. Dr Mittal.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal 5 minutes later
Thanks a lot for your reply, I still have a doubt as the my pediatrician suggested for use of otrivin s on SOS basis, but I have accidentally used otrivin adult. the child is though not showing any symptoms of bteathlessness, but several sneezes have come to her and had been trying to gulp saliva. Please suggest if any remedies are to be taken
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
hold on

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I have read your query.
I thank you for your response.
I think it would be better not to give the child anything further.
Otrivin is a local application medicine. So the effects are already there. And it's relatively short acting. So I feel just watch the child for breathlessness. And hold on.
I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information helps you. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Best of luck. Dr Mittal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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