Accidentally Consumption Of Cefadroxil That Has Expired?
Malem, I have given cefadroxil to my child. which already more than 10 days. and should not be given again … what should I do? while the drug has already been taken.
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Basically, dried syrup that has been thawed should only be given within a 7 day time limit. After 7 days, the syrup must be removed. The cause of the syrup should not be given anymore is actually more because the effectiveness of the drug content in it has been reduced and not because the drug becomes toxic when taken. However, the consumption of antibiotics whose effectiveness has been reduced can be dangerous because these antibiotics will not be able to kill bacteria effectively so that the bacteria that are still alive can become resistant to antibiotics.
If indeed you only take these antibiotics once, as long as the child does not show certain symptoms after taking these expired antibiotics, then there really is nothing you need to worry about. Henceforth, make sure you give medicines (especially hard drugs including antibiotics) according to your doctor's instructions. Do not give antibiotics without consulting a doctor first. Before giving drugs to children, always check 2 times, whether the drugs given are correct, check the dose given, and also check the expiration date of the drug. Record the date of dissolving the drug on dry syrup. After 7 days, the dried syrup that has been dissolved should be discarded immediately.
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