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A 42-year-old female asked:

The dr gave my daughter liquid vicodin and she's six years old cause she had tonsils removed, i ask dr for other meds and he said no, any suggestions?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Children's tylenol (acetaminophen): But is isn't close to as strong as what your doc gave her. You should call your doctor and tell him why you want something else and he will explain why he prescribed that.
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Choices: Ask your surgeon if he is opposed to pediaprofen (5-10 mg/kg) , codeine, or im ketorolac.
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
Pain Management 27 years experience
Adding acetaminophen at child appropriate doses would also help without any issues of increased post surgical bleeding risk.
Aug 16, 2013

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