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I didn't shake the medicine!

Ok my question is...is it that big of a deal that I didn't shake my sons medicine? I was up till 4 am last night in the ER and I wasn't thinking (trying to concentrate on getting the right dose) and I just suspense the medicine and gave it to him. When I went to put it away I saw the label that says to shake well.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Sep. 16, 2009 in Kids' Health

Answers (7)
  • What was the med?
    Jaydin_Makenna

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 3:43 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Septra AKA Co- Trimoxazole
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:47 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Just make sure you shake it going forward. YOu can't change the past :) I hope he feels better.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:50 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • I wouldnt worry too badly. It was just one dose, right? It could mean that he got too much of the water & not enough of the med or vice versa but its really not the end of the world. My son is on an anti-biotic a month (he has been on septra twice for MRSA) and I probably forget to shake it 50% of the time
    Jaydin_Makenna

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 4:30 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Thanks... I just want him to get better and I was worried it wont work if I dont shake it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • I don't think it's a big deal... try to remember to shake it for the rest of the doses
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 6:35 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • yeah just dont do it again!
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 11:16 AM on Sep. 17, 2009

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