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Can you over dose on penicillin (sp)

i have been taking it for possible strep throat well i am supposed to take it every 6 hrs (4 times a day) i am almost positive i have taken too many. i tend to forget when i take medicine so i will go and take it again....omg now i feel funny and im worried to go to bed because i am worried i might have over dosed......thanks

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MommytoBlake04

Asked by MommytoBlake04 at 1:49 AM on Apr. 12, 2011 in Health

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  • too much of an antibiotic will not kill you. It is used to fight infection not anything else. If anything some antibiotics can cause a yeast infection and cause birth control pills not to be effective. Dont continue to take more than the recommended doseage ( write it down when you take it so you know what time u took it.) you will be fine. If you are worried call a 24 hr pharmacy and ask the pharmacist.
    kkbird

    Answer by kkbird at 2:31 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • You can overdose on anything. But if you haven't chugged several bottles at once I would not be too concerned. Just stop taking it for a while and make sure you eat something.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:38 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I imagine if you accidentally took one too many it would not hurt, but you can always call the office nurse to ask.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:54 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Yes, You can over dose on penicillin. May be you should call the Emergency Room and see what they say to do.

    Glo402813

    Answer by Glo402813 at 3:20 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

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