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A 25-year-old female asked:

13 month old excessively vomiting, i have 12.5 phenergan (promethazine) suppositories. he weighs 21 pounds. can i give him half?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: No. A parent must find the cause of the vomiting, and then do the doctor-recommended treatment for whatever the cause is.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Please don't: After years of use in such cases there was a disturbing frequency of kids who quit breathing when given this medication under the age of 2. Please consult the kids doc or answering service.

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Last updated Apr 21, 2019

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