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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Pediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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I gave my 1 year old a half of a chewed up tablet of pepto

Customer Question

I gave my 1 year old a half of a chewed up tablet of pepto bismal...will she be ok?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: She is taking amoxicillin for an ear infection
JA: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?
Customer: She has been on the antibiotics for 9 days and before that yes she had a cold..but just two nights ago she threw up in her bed and has had diaherra every since
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 11 months ago.


I am a pediatrician,

Half of a chewed up tablet will not cause any significant problems in your child, though there maybe slightly black colored stools,

Warm regards

Dr. Gupta, MD

Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 11 months ago.
Hi, the tablet would help if vomit was sour smelling. Else just give her extra fluid like warm sugar water with dash of salt, so that she is hydrated well & pees well. Good luck to her.