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Piriton by mistake!

(9 Posts)
Tanyaaah Tue 24-Oct-17 11:15:18

I just gave ds (5) a spoonful of Piriton instead of Calpol by mistake! He has already had Penicillin and I've had to give him Calpol too.
Anyone know if this is ok!?

Phosphorus Tue 24-Oct-17 11:18:49

It's fine.

Piriton is pretty harmless, and is fine to give alongside Calpol and penicillin.

RoganJosh Tue 24-Oct-17 11:21:05

Was it roughly the right dose of piriton for his age?

If so, totally different drug, so I can't see a problem.

The thing to watch out for most is medication both with paracetamol in, but that's less likely to be a problem with a child as you can't give them lemsip etc anyway.

TwattyCatty Tue 24-Oct-17 11:21:34

Why wouldn't it be?

Tanyaaah Tue 24-Oct-17 11:42:42

Because he doesn't need it I suppose?
Thanks, it was slightly more than he should have had but I'm assuming it may make him sleepy, (which wouldn't be so bad as he was up most of the night coughing).
I just panicked a bit and felt guilty!

Sooooooooooooooooooooo Tue 24-Oct-17 12:59:22

It won’t be a problem. All are different drugs for different things.

Pastaagain78 Tue 24-Oct-17 13:00:14

It’s fine, don’t worry

hannah1992 Tue 24-Oct-17 13:17:58

I have my dd who's now 6 the wrong dose of calpol once by mistake. It was 2.5 ml more than should have been. I was also knackered and been up all night with her been poorly she was about 4 at the time. Rang 111 in a panic and they said it's fine as long as you don't give her over the max amount in 24 hours it's fine.

Don't worry we all make mishaps at some point

Just to add she's still alive so I must be doing something right 🤣

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Tue 24-Oct-17 13:33:26

It's fine, mine regularly have piriton and if they need Calpol im looking at you teething ds2 I'll just give it. Completely different active ingredients!

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