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Praziquantel Overdose In Children
Overdose.: This is a medication that is often given to animals with worms. It was easier to find info on tx for animals. If a human overdosed my understanding is that a rapid-acting laxative would be administered. If you or any other human overdoses on this medication seek emergency medical treatment. ...Read more
By weight: The dosage recommended for the treatment of schistosomiasis is: 20 mg/kg bodyweight three times a day as a one day treatment, at intervals of not less than 4 hours and not more than 6 hours. I am sure your doctor will recommend the best dosage for you to minimize side effects. ...Read more
One day therapy: With 2 or3 doses during that day. ...Read more
May bot: The parasite may die and be dissolved in your GI tract. ...Read more
Was prescribed Praziquantel for Clonorchiasis...75mg/kg in 3 divided doses (1800mg/dose...3 doses per day) for 2 days. Does this sound right to you?
Yes.: It is important to have the diagnosis correct. But the treatment you outline is correct. 75 mg/kg orally in three divided doses for two days. ...Read more
I took Praziquantel for Clonorchiasis, but I have not seen Clonorchis sinensis in my stool. Should I be able to see it, or do they die in your liver?
Too small to see: The eggs of the liver fluke are released into the stool. The eggs are approximately 20 microns in length & 15 microns in width, so not really detectable by visual examination of the stool. The good news is that the 3-times-daily-for-3-days regimen of praziquantel is more than 90% successful at curing a clonorchiasis infection. If there is any doubt, could verify by rechecking stool at some point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx taken for parasites (biltricide), still see heavy mucous in stool along with what looks like worm pieces. What next?
Theparasites: If you have completed your course of medication it will take several days to completely clear out of your system so just give it time ...Read more
Aminophylline overdose for children' my kid is 2 years old and took aminophylline 350 instead of 125 for two days twice daily what's longterm sideeffe?
Symptoms now ??: Aminophyllin at that dosage over the long term can precipitate uncontrollable seizures.If the errror was caught before that ensued, the med would have the effects of irritability, headaches and rapid heart rate. After the level has dropped to normal and or the medication is out of their system, no long term problems are usually seen. As a cousin of caffeine, its effect and side effects r similar. ...Read more
Overdose: Technically taking more than the recommended dose per the age or weight of a child is considered an overdose. However, that does not mean that this will make the child ill. I would follow up with the child's pediatrician to discuss an appropriate amount based on the child's weight. ...Read more
Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more
I would like to know what the effects of and overdose of amoxicillin are for a 6 yr old girl? The amoxicillin is for two different children of different ages and my daughter just drank 3bottles that were almost full.
Not much: I agree with Dr McMullen, a call to poison control is worthwhile.I would not expect a real toxic outcome, but there is likely a good chance she will have diarrhea.The antibiotics will also kill off a lot of the "good" bacteria in her intestines, so it is a good idea to start loading her with probiotics to re-establish the gut balance.Also look into how/why she had access and make some changes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer