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My 12 yr old was prescribed Azithromycin 200 mg 5 ml suspension

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My 12 yr old was prescribed Azithromycin 200 mg 5 ml suspension for upper respiratory sympthoms for 6 days. The first day he vomited his first dosage. He took 5 ml on the next 3 days and last night, day 5 I accidentally gave him the remainder, which was 10 ml by mistake. He weighs 105 pounds. I gave him extra fluids and he seems to be fine. What should I look for or what should I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Hello, You need not do anything. As such a three day course is adequate but you have not overdosed if you stop now.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Hope he has no fever now and is better.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

There are no side effects of this antibiotic overdose except perhaps vomiting and abdominal pain. It is not at all toxic to system in the stated dose. There is no need for worry.

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