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Toddler given steroid doses together for allergic reaction to penicillin. What to do now?

I gave my toddler his steroid doses too close together - My 18 month was prescribed a liquid steroid because of an allergic reaction to penicillin . He is in his last day where he takes it twice a day, then he ll take it once every a day for 4 more days. Tonight I accidentally gave him tomorrow s dose about 6 hours early. So basically I have him a dose earlier tonight and 6 hours later I have it to him again. Is this ok?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
Nothing to worry and don't be panic.
As you have given of steroid dose 6 hours earlier, nothing to worry.
I advise you to skip the next day dose of steroid, and continue the rest of doses as advised by your Pediatrician.,
Hope I have answered your query.
If you have any clarifications please write to me on Healthcare Magic.
Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thank you for your query.

If you have given the dose earlier then the prescribed time then there is nothing to worry. You may now revert back to the prescribed time and give your toddler at the appropriate time.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


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