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Penicillin -first ever dose at bed time?

(6 Posts)
chickensaladagain Tue 26-Mar-13 17:45:24

Dd has been prescribed penicillin for the first time ever this afternoon and has to take it 3 hours after food which means first dose around bedtime

Would you give it and keep her up a bit later to make sure she doesn't react? Or give it in the morning?

Flisspaps Tue 26-Mar-13 18:04:06

I'd give it at bedtime.

fieldfare Tue 26-Mar-13 18:11:59

I'd keep her up or a bit to watch for reaction. But then I'm allergic so am a bit more careful than most.

NotInMyDay Tue 26-Mar-13 18:13:40

You don't say how old she is. I'd give it at bedtime and just keep an eye on her. The sooner the antibiotics can start doing their job the better.

chickensaladagain Tue 26-Mar-13 18:40:09

Sorry, she's 9 and has eczema so I always worry she will react to things

BeaWheesht Tue 26-Mar-13 18:41:41

I'd give it.

You could always go in and check for rashes once she's asleep - ds got a blistery rash .

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