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My 4 year old grandson may have taken a 20mg tablet of

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my 4 year old grandson may have taken a 20mg tablet of prilosec. He go into my medicine cabinet, which is high up. I found a package on the counter. He says he did not take one. I told him he would not get in trouble, it is very important if he took one. I have no idea how many were left. He has been sick for the last couple of days and had diarrhea on and off for the past week. He has diarrhea today. It is difficult to say if it is from a tablet or not.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: The only medication he could have reached was the prilosec. I rarely take it. I have not seen a doctor. He seems fine. He says he did not take a pill.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: NO Im inquiring about my grandson
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
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Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

When did it happen?

Does he have any new symptom?

How is his body weight?

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Hello again,
I was waiting for response from you.
The dose of prilosec varies widely.
Though, he has taken higher dose, it would not cause side effects.
Sometimes, 1 to 1.5 mg./ kg. has been used.
You need not worry.
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Wish him healthy life.