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What should I do if my child takes medication that's not for them?

If your child ingests medication, follow this procedure:
  • Stay calm but act quickly.
  • Take the medication away from your child.
  • If the medication was eaten, make the child spit it out. Run your fingers around their mouth and remove any remaining pieces.
  • Don’t make your child vomit.
  • Call the Poisons Information Centre (01) 809 2166 (9am -5pm).
  • Always take the product container with you to the telephone or to the GP or hospital.
  • If your child is unconscious, having seizures or not breathing, call an ambulance right away.

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