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Accidentally froze my DD's antibiotics

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Raisinsaretoddlercrack · 20/06/2017 23:34

I'm abroad on holiday and my DD has developed tonsillitis with a fever. We took her to the doctors and got her some antibiotics but the fridge in the room was set too cold and the solution has frozen to a thick slush consistency.

It's difficult but not impossible to accurately measure the dose and also I'm concerned that it might not be as effective due to having been frozen. I've had a quick Google (WiFi not great here) and can't find a clear answer. Can anyone help? I'm not confident I could explain this to a pharmacist as my Spanish isn't great! Thanks

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Raisinsaretoddlercrack · 20/06/2017 23:36

Sorry forgot to add that it's "Augmentine" and it came in a powder that I mixed with bottled water to form a suspension.

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FleetwoodMacDonalds · 21/06/2017 00:10

I have no idea I'm afraid, but didn't want to read and run. Bumping this in the hope you'll get some good advice!


paxillin · 21/06/2017 00:18

Augmentine is a mix of amoxicillin and clavulanate? I think it says do not freeze in the patient sheet. I freeze and defrost them in the lab all the time.


potatoscowls · 21/06/2017 00:19

Ask if "el medicamento todavía funcionaria si yo lo he congelado"

Hope your dd feels better soon, being ill on holiday is grim


hungrywalrus · 21/06/2017 01:07

Try one of these numbers listed here
Or talk to the pharmacist.

It would be better to talk to a professional.


CremeFresh · 21/06/2017 01:13

I've just had a Google and it says not to freeze .


Raisinsaretoddlercrack · 21/06/2017 14:28

Thanks all. I got some more in the end - Better safe than sorry. I've turned the fridge right down. Hopefully she'll perk up soon.

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CremeFresh · 22/06/2017 11:57

That's good . Hope she gets better soon x


Supersoaryflappypigeon · 22/06/2017 12:01

Hope she gets better soon op


mummyofmoomoos · 22/06/2017 13:29

Poor little button :( poorly on holiday, do hope she is better soon Flowers i froze my sons amoxycillin once, accidentally, all one side of it that was stuck against the back of the fridge- i missed one dose until it had thawed, gave it a good shake and carried on, he started responding to it like normal and was ok- good luck, hoping all goes well.

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