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Dulcolax For Children
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is a common antibiotic used for eye infection in both adults and children. It is safe for the eyes. Pediatricians use oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin sparingly in children because oral has not been well tested in children and studies indicate that oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may lead to joint growth problems as seen in 1 study on doberman puppies. ...Read more
Depends wt/age: The dose depends on indication, child's age and weight. In general for reflux 0.1-0.2 mg/kg orally or IV for children < 6 years old is dose. For age 6-14 years old generally 2.5 to 5 mg orally or IV prescribed. Higher doses up to 1-2 mg/kg used for treatment of postoperative or chemotherapy related nausea & vomiting. Dose needs adjustment if there is kidney impairment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any good oral medicine instead of glycerin suppository for a 3 year old toddler having constipation?
Clear liquids: At the onset of diarrhea you may just want to increases his fluids. Most often diarrhea is caused by some viral illness. When keeping sufficient fluids down you can offer bland foods. Most diarrhea does not require medicines. If goes on for longer than expected see your doctor. ...Read more
I suppose: Pediasure is a dietary supplement that is designed to meet some of the nutrition need of growing kids. An adult could gain some benefit from its use, but would get similar benefit from less expensive products like Carnation Breakfast Essentials if a shake like drink is desired. I prefer a good steak balanced with a few sides, but that's just me. ...Read more
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Depends on age: Disudrin is a decongestant. This type medicine is not routinely used in children under 4. Side effect in older children are similar to what you might see with caffeine: jittery, can't sleep. No cold medicines make a cold go away any faster. It is ok not to give any medicines. ...Read more
Alternative to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for Toddler stool softener? I'm concerned about EG and DEG metabolized in kids.
Odd worry: Nothing in mirilax is absorbed into the kids system.It works as a osmotic hydrater and prevents the gut wall from extracting too much fluid from the stool, leaving it moist.It stays in the gut until eliminated. It was used as a prescription med for more than a decade before its safety profile allowed release to general use. ...Read more
If used properly: Glycerin irritates the bowel lining, causing it to secrete fluids that help relieve constipation. It has no direct cardiac effects. If used to the point that it causes severe diarrhea, there can be changes in your electrolytes which can cause abnormal heart rhythm changes. The insertion of a suppository in the rectum can cause vagal nerve stimulation, rarely resulting in low heart rate and BP ...Read more