What are the repercussions of accidental additional azithromycin dose to child?

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Posted on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 in Child Health
Question: I accidentally gave my 10 year old a second dose of azithromycin today but was only supposed to give him one dose.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You need not worry. It is within tolerated limits

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Health Care Magic.

Let me assure you that it will not count as an overdose and you need not worry about side effects with such a dose. However from tomorrow continue giving him one daily dose as prescribed. As of now you can give him plenty of water to drink and he would be fine.

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