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Child has diarrhea after breastfeeding, given entergermina. Adverse effects of overdose?

My son is 2 days short of 6 months, came to india for a visit from U.S. he has a bad case of diarrhea , poops everytime I feed(exclusively breastfeeding ) him. The stool is watery in consistency. I visited a pediatrician and he suggested enterogermina. I just started on entergermina and accidentally gave my baby a bit more than 1/2 vial(as per prescription) probably 2/3 of the vial some 6 hours back and he has not passed any stool since then but then he has not passed any urine either. What are the adverse effects of overdosing on enterogermina? Can i discontinue using entergermina after only one dose?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Hello there,

Dont worry about the extra amount of enterogermina administered.

You must assess if the breast milk is adequate. It can be done by expressing the milk in a calibrated glass every 2nd hourly. If the amount is anywhere between 30-35 ml, it is fine.

Inadequacy of breast feeds can lead to decreased urine output. Diarrheal episodes in a child can also lead to decreased urine output.

You can get a stool test done to rule out any infection.

You need not discontinue enterogermina after a single dose.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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