A 54-year-old male asked:
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is it ok to give voltaren (diclofenac sodium) suppository in addition to tylenol if fever doesnt go down in a 5 year old. she cant take ibuprofen.

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I would never: This medication is not approved for use in pediatric patients fr any reason. As such, the medication may be more risky than allowing the fever to run its course. Fever is a normal body response that allows increased circulation & antibody response during illness. As long as the kid is well hydrated it is not a real threat.
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely not! : Definitely Not! We don't use Voltaren in children.
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Why fever?: How high a fever? See pediatrician.
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
No: It is not approved for use in children
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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