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can someone help me?

i forgot to give my baby his amoxicillin last night wich he takes every 12 hrs it was to late when i remembered so i just skipped it and continued to give it to him regularly will his sypmptoms come back if i just skipped it that one time? should i call his dr. and let them know? Or will he be fine?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He will just be fine. Just keep giving it till it is gone.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 2:37 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • He'll be fine. Just try to stay on target going forward, set an alarm to remind yourself if you have to. And it's always better to call a pharmacist for medication questions, they have a lot more up to date knowledge about meds than the doc.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 2:38 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • He will be fine.

    Answer by mommyg24 at 2:38 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • he'll be fine

    Answer by aitson at 2:41 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • he will b fine!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 2:43 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • He will be fine. If you are worried, just make sure to keep an eye on his temperature and keep him hydrated,.

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 3:05 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • He will be fine. If you read the papers that come with it, it says right in there if you miss a dose, give it asap unless it's almost time for the next dose. Every time anyone in my family is on antibiotics, I always miss a dose at some point, and missing one dose has never had a bad affect on anyone. Now if you miss 5 in a row, that could be different - but a single dose, no, don't worry about it - no need to call the doctor either.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:39 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • What you did was actually what is recommended to do if you forget a dose of antibiotics. I do not think that missing one dose will bring all symptoms back, since the medication is in his system already. Finish the antibiotics as they were prescribed. Good instincts :)


    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:27 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Skipping one dose shouldn't make his symptoms recur, just continue his amoxicillin as prescribed from the next dose.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 9:09 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • The next time, give it to him immediately when you remember and then go 12 hours from there. Call your doctor and see what they say, but he is probably fine because the antibiotic is already in his system.

    Answer by carol2m2 at 12:19 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

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