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I think my 26 month old has taken a 500mg metformin tablet.

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Hi , I think my 26 month old has taken a 500mg metformin tablet. I can see it's not a dangerous medication but still want to be better safe than sorry . Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 2 years ago.
Hi there, Metformin lowers the blood sugar, and this can be dangerous for a 26 month old, since it is an amount originally meant for grown ups. So the best thing would be to give her sweets and sweet drinks to increase her sugar levels and have her blood sugar tested after doing that . If you have diffuculties to see a doctor today, please watch her carefully. If she appears unusually sleepy bring her to hospital.I wish her all the best!