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    Default Gave out of date vermox

    My 4 year old DD has worms.. Eek.. I saw them.

    Quickly went to the cupboard and stupidly gave one dose of vermox that expired in May last year. Just realised. I feel awful. Called pharmacy and spoke to a girl don't think it was the pharmacist who said to keep an eye on her incase she gets sick, oh no

    Feeling a bit anxious lately with lots of things going on so don't know if going to GP would he overreacting? WWYD? Not really thinking straight, feel awful for DD.

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    Maybe call the Poisons information line? 13 11 26 I think.

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    Or the manufacturer? Might be a phone number on the box.

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    I don't think I would be too worried. At worst being out of date may mean that the active ingredients are not 100% effective (it may not kill all of the worms) rather than harmful. Expiration dates are usually pretty conservative too to ensure the consumer is not using an ineffective medication.

    PS My kids had worms recently too. I was quite intrigued to have an actual sighting!

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    Thanks so much, I'm not from here and never knew about the poisons info line.., just spoke to them and they said she should be fine phew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat13 View Post
    I don't think I would be too worried. At worst being out of date may mean that the active ingredients are not 100% effective (it may not kill all of the worms) rather than harmful. Expiration dates are usually pretty conservative too to ensure the consumer is not using an ineffective medication.

    PS My kids had worms recently too. I was quite intrigued to have an actual sighting!
    Thanks for the response.

    I know, I'm still trying to unsee them...!!!


 

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