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You are seeing a 15 year old who took a handful of aspirin in a suicide attempt. The salicylate level at 3 hours post-ingestion is 20 mg/dL. Toxicity generally begins at levels of 30 mg/dL and higher. You are certain there were no co-ingestants and the patient’s vital signs, physical exam, metabolic panel, and EKG are normal. 

What should you do next?
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