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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
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If a 1.5 years old kid accidentally swallowed a famotidine

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if a 1.5 years old kid accidentally swallowed a famotidine 20 mg, should i go to the emergency room???? i'm not sure she swallowed it, but i don't know what to do....
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  kritrdr replied 2 years ago.

Hello!

Thank you for using JustAnswer.com, I'm Dr. Dan and I'll try to help you.

I have to clarify something before we can proceed, do you mean a kid as in human child or kid as in a young goat?

Dr. Dan

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
a child
Expert:  kritrdr replied 2 years ago.

Ok thanks, I'll get you over to the human side, thanks!

Dr. Dan

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
can u give me an answer?
Expert:  kritrdr replied 2 years ago.

Not legally, we are veterinarians, you'll need to ask a human doctor.

Dr. Dan

Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 2 years ago.

Hello, No need to rush for this ulcer medicine. No toxic effect is likely however you should watch for vomiting, diarrhea etc as possible side effect and feed with care.

Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 2 years ago.

At times there may be skin reaction also. In case there is any symptom please call the Poison Help line at 1-***-***-****