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help! dd has been given adult benylin by mistake!

(16 Posts)
me23 Sun 03-Aug-08 17:29:52

dp mistakenly gave dd 1 5ml spoon of his adult benlyin cough medicine instead of her child one.
is this dangerous will she be ok?

ShinyPinkShoes Sun 03-Aug-08 17:30:38

How old is she?

Call NHS Direct maybe?

NotQuiteCockney Sun 03-Aug-08 17:31:48

What is the adult dose?

ktmoomoo Sun 03-Aug-08 17:32:11

yes ring nhs or 999 for advice or do u have an out of hours doctors service u can call

me23 Sun 03-Aug-08 17:32:20

sorry should have put that she is 3, it says on box not reccomended for children under 6

me23 Sun 03-Aug-08 17:33:12

adult dose is 2 5 ml spoonfuls

ShinyPinkShoes Sun 03-Aug-08 17:34:48

Call NHS Direct now on 0845 4647

NotQuiteCockney Sun 03-Aug-08 17:40:27

What's the dose for a 6-year-old?

What are the active ingredients?

Yes, NHS direct seems the best call. I doubt this will be serious, but it's worth checking. It's an understandable mistake.

me23 Sun 03-Aug-08 17:42:12

on the phone to them now

me23 Sun 03-Aug-08 17:44:08

dose for 6 year old is 1 5ml sppoonful, shes putting me through to a nurse

ktmoomoo Sun 03-Aug-08 17:47:03

wat they say

me23 Sun 03-Aug-08 17:53:48

he said he doesnt imagine it will be a problem, but he is gonna phone the poison control people to double check then call me back.

MatNanPlus Sun 03-Aug-08 17:55:57

What is the difference in amonunt of the active ingredient between a 5ml dose of the Adult one and the recommended dose of the Childs one?

NotQuiteCockney Sun 03-Aug-08 18:09:34

I would think a single dose is unlikely to cause that much trouble - it's going to be less of the active ingredient than your DD is allowed in 24 hours, I would think, iyswim.

me23 Sun 03-Aug-08 18:34:56

hi, the is 14 mls of the active ingredient in each 5 mls dose, nurse told me that adverse reactions were seen in children when they had ingested more than 150mls of active ingredients. so it's very unlikely dd will have a problem. He said no futher action needed and put her to bed as normal etc..
she is in bed now, I am going to take her doctors in the morning anyway as she has high temp and has had cough for a while now. Thanks for all your help.

me23 Sun 03-Aug-08 18:36:45

in reponse to matnanplus, there isn't any of the active ingredient in the childrens one.

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