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Child taken excessive dose of asthalin syrup. Side effects?

Sir, Good Morning. Our doctor (Paediatrician) prescribed Asthalin syrup for my son, 6 years old (weight 25 KG.). Dosage 5 ml TDS. Unexpectedly, yesterday my son took more than 60 ml of this syrup within 1-2 hours, when we were not at home. Today, he is doing well and we could not find anything unusual. Could you please tell me, whether it is necessary to consult the doctor again and what are the side effects may occur due to this over dose.

Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
side effects of overdose of asthalin are;
- nausea and vomiting
-muscle cramps.
-allergic reaction.

This is good that your child is active and has no symptoms but i still suggest you to get him examined by pediatrician.
He needs to be observed for any symptom for at least 24 hours.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless..
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Asthalin causes side effects like fast heart rate, tremors, nausea and vomiting etc if taken in excess.

Child proof your house and do not give access to children to all those medications.

When ever such mishaps happen consult your doctor immediately and do not wait till next day in such a scenario.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Pediatrician, Critical Care Dr. Tejas Shah's  Response
Thanks for posting your query here.

I am really glad to hear that your son is doing well today.

The dose he took is definitely above the recommended dose. Symptoms usually are very fast heart beating, tremors, vomiting or sweating. Symptoms don't tend to last longer than 24 hours usually.

From your description, it seems he did not have any alarming symptoms described above. Please be reassured.

However, I would suggest extra vigilance should any symptoms develop and seek medical help immediately if symptoms appear.

I am really surprised that a 6 year old would do such a thing. (This sort of overdosage are common especially around age of 2-3 years, when kids get hold of a bottle and drink it considering water or juice).

Dr Tejas Shah
Critical Care Specialist
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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