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If Drugs are Vomited


  • A common situation is the parent who rings to say that a drug dose has been vomited up or inadvertently missed.
  • If drug is vomited (e.g. within an hour of taking and drug recognised in vomitus), then repeat dosage.
  • If a drug dose is forgotten and is remembered at lunchtime, then take drug immediately (if bd dosage) and continue usual dosage regimen.







This page was created in March 2012. It was last reviewed in December 2017.