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Small child, accidently ingested xanax. Immediate medical attention required?

My friend just called me freaking out, she thinks, but isn t sure that her one year old took half of a .25 mg Xanax . Should she take her to the hospital ? She s scared she will get into trouble but she didn t know she dropped it on the floor! I have no clue what to tell her so I am trying to find answers and she is calling her ped now. Any advice?
Asked On : Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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Thanks for your query on HealthCareMagic.

I know it is late for the answer that you may have been looking for but, nevertheless, it shall be beneficial for everyone.

In such a situation it is always better to initiate vomiting in the child by tickling the back of the throat. Making the child drink some fluids before this procedure is always advantgeous. If vomiting does not occur, time should not be wasted in taking the child to a healthcare facility where proper management can be done. Time should not be wasted in finding if the child has ingested the medicine or not.

Hope your friend's child is absolutely fine.

Answered: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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