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A paediatrician on Koh Samui island has been accused of giving wrong and expired medicine to a one-year-old child. The child’s mom, who wishes to remain anonymous, says her baby had a common cold with minor symptoms. She says the doctor prescribed three bottles of medicine with one being the antibiotic doxycycline. The mother questioned why the doctor would give antibiotics for a common cold, but the doctor insisted it the medicine was appropriate. After arriving home, the mother had a gut feeling that something was not right. She gave her baby one dosage of the medicine and then saw […]

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Most medication doesn't go 'off' as long as they're kept in the correct way i.e. stable cool temperature, clean & dry.

I would question though, giving Doxycycline to a one year old. 

It's not recommended to children under 8 years.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/doxycycline-oral-route/proper-use/drg-20068229#:~:text=release tablet)%3A-,For infections%3A,120 mg every 12 hours.


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