my son is 2 years
Amoxicillin - what if a child takes 2 adult doses what will happen to them?
- 13 Oct 2009 by missyrae
- 25 October 2009
By 2 adult doses do you mean a total of 1000mg (i.e. 2 x 500mg capsules).
I'm guessing your child is about 12-14kg. Using this weight the maximum dose (a single dose) would be 315mg per dose. So 1000mg is a bit much so he must have experienced side effects such as diarrhea, maybe vomiting, etc. Hopefully he/she did not experience more severe side effects.
The known side effects of amoxicillin are stated below.
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Amoxicillin:
Diarrhea; nausea; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Amoxicillin:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools; confusion; dark urine; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe diarrhea; stomach pain or cramps; unusual bruising or bleeding; vaginal discharge or irritation; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
- Amoxicillin Information for Consumers
- Amoxicillin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amoxicillin (detailed)
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