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Does a wrong dose of Albendazole cause harm to the baby?

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Published At July 27, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My baby is 1 year 2 months old. The doctor prescribed Albendazole 5 ml-5 ml two doses in half an hour interval but by mistake, I had given 10 ml-10 ml dose of Albendazole. So, is there any problem?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The recommended dose below 2 years of age is only 200 mg. Albendazole is an anthelmintic or anti-worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae. You have over dosed your child. As such child may be fine, keep a watch for adverse symptoms. If any, visit a Pediatrician for a clinical evaluation.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi
Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Pediatrics

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