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Are you sure it was only 70mg?
How much does your son weigh?
yes 70mg and he weighs 76 pounds
In general the SSRI medications such as fluoextine are one of the safer anti-depressant medications to overdose on if you had to pick one. Your son did technically overdose, but just barely. The maximum pediatric dose is usually 60mg. Usually the effects of overdose are when people have taken much more usually multiple grams not milligrams. That being said I will list out a few things to watch out for...
If he complains about seek medical care immediately1. palpitations or his heart racing2. if he has any seizures or changes in his muscle tone3. if he has fevers or any changes in his mental status. 4. if he develops nausea or vomitting
All of that being said the safest thing to do would be to have him seen in an emergency department where they can do an EKG (electrocardiogram) and observe him for a short term. Especially if you have any doubt about how many he took or if there is any possibility he could have also taken something else.
Also I would not encourage him to throw up any more or in the future. We have found that this rarely works very well and that it can sometimes cause more problems.
Do you have any other questions or concerns?
I will take him to seek treatment Thank you!
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