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Our grandaughter tried to eat a 150 mg serequel xr tablet

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our grandaughter tried to eat a 150 mg serequel xr tablet but spit the majority of it out but is complaining of a horrible taste in her mouth what should we do
kimo31 :

Hello, I am very sorry to hear of this situation. I am happy to assist with your question today.

Customer:

thank you

kimo31 :

For situations such as accidental medication ingestion by a child, I would refer to your local poison control center.

Customer:

ok

kimo31 :

The recommended phone number is *****

kimo31 :

Fortunately, from the information gleaned from your question, there may be minimal intake.

Customer:

thankyou

kimo31 :

Is this person complaining of anything other than a nasty taste in her mouth?

kimo31 :

Is she having any changes in how quickly or slowly she is breathing?

Customer:

nasty taste in her mouth and she is falling asleep

Customer:

i am on the phone with poison control now

kimo31 :

in the side effect of falling asleep, I would advise that she be seen by a medical professional

kimo31 :

Is there any other substance that she may have possibly ingested?

Customer:

no other substance

Customer:

also poison control said its bedtime so we are to watch her for two hours and they will call us back

kimo31 :

Excellent. This dose that she likely ingested is not above the maximum that can be given to kids, although generally after a tapered dose.

kimo31 :

It is important to watch her breathing in particular. Any other advice I will recommend you head the advice of the Poison Control Center above any advice that you glean online.

kimo31 :

If you have any question about her status, I generally advise parents to have their child examined by a medical professional.

Customer:

thank you for your assistance

kimo31 :

Absolutely. I wish you all the very best and am sorry that she got ahold of this medication. although sometimes these things are seemingly unavoidable, I would advise making sure it remains locked and secured from small fingers in the future.

Customer:

Yes we thought we had that covered but were wrong tomorrow will be changing things again.

kimo31 :

Good work. It sounds as though you are very concerned grandparents. Please plan to follow up with poison control later tonight and take your granddaughter to be seen by a physician if she appears unwell.

Customer:

Thank you for your assistance and concern. we will be following up with poison control. You have a wonderful weekend

kimo31 :

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