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what dosage of kaopectate can i give a three year old

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Kaopectate (kaolin and pectin): Even though kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) is available over the counter, it is not recommended in children lass the 10 years old.The best way to trea ... Read More
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Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
35 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Per pediatrician: If a 3 yr old is having diarrhea, then he/she needs to see the primary care pediatrician. Over the counter remedies are not recommended, they may mask ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
16 years experience Pediatrics
Not for that age: It is not recommended for that age. Dosing is for 12 years old and above. Younger age should not use this medication.
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Diarrhea: in children is common and usually self resolving with a few extra dietary supports. STOPPING the diarrhea (the body's way of eliminating the offendin ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Call her doc: It would be better if you put a call in to her treating doc to share the information. This could be part of a significant bowel problem that requires ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: Any medication with salicylate should be avoided in children because of the danger of reye's syndrome.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robbin Lee
31 years experience Pharmacology
No: No. Kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) now has the same active ingredient as peptobismol. It's not to be given to children with viral infections, particul ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
52 years experience Pediatrics
None: Cold meds are not needed as possible side effects are more of a problem then the cold. Nasal saline drops or spray, honey and talc is all that is need ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Castor oil ugh!: Why in the world would you want to give your child such awful stuff? I assume she is constipated. If so an adjustment of her diet may be all that is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Brenneman
44 years experience Pediatrics
No: Before giving meds, you need to talk to your md. He/she may want to determine the cause of the vomiting. If your child has appendicitis, for example, ... Read More
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