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I GAVE MY SON ALKA SELTZER PLUS COLD & COUCH. I DID NOT

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I GAVE MY SON ALKA SELTZER PLUS COLD & COUCH. I DID NOT REALIZE THAT IS WAS NOT TO BE USED IF YOU WERE UNDER 12. HE WILL TURN 11 NEXT MONTH. I ONLY GAVE IT TO HIM ONCE. SHOULD I BE CONCERENED?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 6 years ago.
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Hi,

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No reason to be excessively worried about a single dose of Alka Seltzer cold and cough medicine given as a single dose to an 11 year old boy

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These ingredients are commonly used in many pediatric preparations and at the most he may have some increased thirst and drowsiness for a few hours, nothing more than that

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