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What are the side effects of overdosed Augmentin?

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Posted on Sat, 15 Nov 2014
Question: My child diagnose as an otitis media his weight 14 kg prescriped augmentin 3 ml by mistake the second dose was goven 10 ml instead of 3 ml what i can do to prevent side effects
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Answered by Dr. Suresh K Yadav (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Dose is actually only slightly higher.

Detailed Answer:
Hi , I am Dr Suresh K Yadav M D (paediatrics) have gone through your question and understand your concerns.

For a 14 kg child 3 ml of augmentin ( you have not mentioned the strength of augmentin , I am am considering it to be 457 mg per 5 ml ) is lower dose , he or she needs 7.5 ml of augmentin (suspension of 457 mg per 5 ml strength ) two times a day. So it is not much higher dose , only slightly higher , at the most it can cause loose stools ( in normal dose also augmentin can cause loose stools) , for loose stools you can add pre-probiotic like lactobacillus and ORS .

Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
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What are the side effects of overdosed Augmentin?

Brief Answer: Dose is actually only slightly higher. Detailed Answer: Hi , I am Dr Suresh K Yadav M D (paediatrics) have gone through your question and understand your concerns. For a 14 kg child 3 ml of augmentin ( you have not mentioned the strength of augmentin , I am am considering it to be 457 mg per 5 ml ) is lower dose , he or she needs 7.5 ml of augmentin (suspension of 457 mg per 5 ml strength ) two times a day. So it is not much higher dose , only slightly higher , at the most it can cause loose stools ( in normal dose also augmentin can cause loose stools) , for loose stools you can add pre-probiotic like lactobacillus and ORS . Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions. Wishing your child a speedy recovery. Thanks