Almost any medicine can cause harm if your child takes too much of it. Your child has been treated to help his or her body get rid of an overdose of a medicine. This may have been an over-the-counter medicine. Or it might have been one that a doctor prescribed. It may even have been a natural health product.
During treatment, the doctor may have given your child fluids and medicine. Your child also may have had lab tests. Then the doctor made sure that your child was well enough to go home.
The doctor has checked your child carefully, but problems can develop later. If you notice any problems or new symptoms, get medical treatment right away.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: August 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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