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My 2 year old took about 2mg (I had prepped a 2.5 syringe

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My 2 year old took about 2mg (I had prepped a 2.5 syringe for her older brother for his cough) - turned to get him a glass of water and she had taken just about all of it. I've seen online that's within a 'normal' dose for her weight 29.5 lbs - I just don't normally give her cough supressants due to her age. Anything I should look out for? Thank you
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S.
I will try my best to help you.

What is the name of medicine?

Please write the composition.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

What is the name of medicine?
Please write the composition.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Delsym - active ingredient (in each 5m)
Dextromethorphan polistirex equiv to 30mg dextromethorophan hydrobromide
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
In each 5ml)
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Just to confirm-

Did she take 2 mg or 2 ml of dextromethorphan?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sorry, 2ml
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for the input.
2 ml contains 12 mg. of dextromethorphan.
If needed, we usually prescribe 2.5 to 7.5 mg per dose.
Though she has taken more than the recommended dose, it has not crossed the total daily dose limit.
She can be drowsy, feel a little dizzy.
Please keep an eye on her.
She should not have any major side effect.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish her healthy life.
Regards.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you. She is sleeping but will keep an eye on her, thanks for the information.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 9 months ago.

You are always welcome.

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Warm Regards.