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Histal Dc Dosage For Children
I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?
It would be prudent to adjust the dose to suit your weight, especially for drugs with narrow margin of safety. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and pharmacist for specific drugs.
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I am hypersensitive to all medications or pills. They stay in my system for over 18 hours. Is okay to take children's dosages?
Ok: If you are sensitive to adult doses of medications. It is ok to start with children's doses. ...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 more
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kids: The recommended oral dose of ciprofloxacin in pediatric patients over one year of age is 10 mg/kg to 20 mg/kg (maximum 750mg/dose) every 12 hours. ...Read more
Not recommended: Cough and cold meds are not usually recommended for children under 4 years old. This is because they may have more serious side effects and there is no proven benefit from most of them. Give your child plenty of clear fluids, run a cool mist humidifier, suction her nose with saline and a bulb syringe. If she has a fever >101 or other symptoms, see her doctor. ...Read more
Rarely used in US: The recommended dose is. 05mg/kg every 8 hours to start and yo to. 15 mg/kg every 8 hours. This is rarely used in the us where standard asthma therapy includes inhaled steroids as maintenance with beta agonist inhalers for acute events. Some physicians would use this as a cough med for kids with mild infectious bronchospasm. ...Read more
What dosage of spiriluna for 2.5 yr. Boy & 6.5 yr. Girl? Can Children take DXN Spirulina Capsules?
Dose unknown: The only time I have seen this used is as a vitamin supplement for exotic birds. In nearly 4 decades of working with kids in the US and overseas, I have never heard of any use for them. It may be something specific to the cultural practices in your local, but not a part of care here. ...Read more
I've read articles claiming multivitamins do more harm than good, Is it safer to instead take children's multivitamins to obtain a lower dosage?
Mark Twain said: "Be careful what you read; you may die of a misprint." Media input about natural health is generally poor and distorted, even biased. Look for good studies such as found in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition or from the Alliance for Natural Health USA. Over the counter multivits are typically very week. Good to a good health food store or better yet see a nutritionist or natural doc. ...Read more
Accidentally gave 2 yr old ap-hist dm liquid wrong dosage 5ml instead of 1ml read measuring cup wrong! Should I be worried? I am freaking out
Medication: Usually the answer is yes. For example standard liquid Diphenhydramine (benadryl) as 12.5mg in every 5ml of liquid. If you were giving 2 tsp (10ml) that would be 25mg which is the same as giving one 25mg tablet. Just make sure you are comparing all active ingredients. Many over the counter meds have more than one thing in them. ...Read more
What r u treating?: Depends on the condition you are trying to treat, if an allergic reaction, yes you can give the zyrtec, but the labels won't tell how much to give if below 2-years old, you can give 2ml to help the reaction. But if you are trying to treat other conditions as runny nose or congestion, see your pediatrician, good luck ...Read more
1 tsp/25 lb: The regular dose is a teaspoonful of the liquid per 25 lb. This is also about 1mg/kg. ...Read more
Can an adult take a double dosage of children's benylin (dextromethorphan) night time cough or more?
Consider "none": These used to be given out routinely as prescription meds before they became over the counter. Now we don't recommend them at all under 6 if at all. So many kids ended up in ER's with overdoses that they took a look at the benefit/risk analysis. If you just want to be doing something, it can be done, but studies show no true benefit under 6. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, most of the time doubling a children's vitamin should be safe, but check content also, since too much of certain vitamins can be embryo toxic such as vitamin a. Make sure you take at least 1000 mcg of folic acid. Dha, omega 3 fatty acid, is also recommended now, omega 3 fatty acids. ...Read more
I believe that my 18mth old has sour stomach, what is the correct dosage of children's pepto (chewables) for a child under 2 years?
Clear liq/check temp: This medication is not generally recommended for children under the age of two years. I would suggest keeping him well hydrated with clear liquids (e.g. Water, pedialyte), check his temperature and please follow up with your pediatrician. If he develops abdominal pain in one area, protracted vomiting or dehydration, call his M.D. Small amounts of yogurt and crackers may help settle his stomach. ...Read more
I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.
I have a 9 month old baby girl. I accidentally bought children's acetametiphen instead of infant's. Do I need to go exchange it or is there a dosage appropriate for infants?
Fine to use: As long as the proper dosage per weight is given, it doesn't matter what preparation you use. The infant drop preparation is more concentrated & helps moms who struggle with kids to get the medicine down. Verify the concentration of the product you bought. Most have 160mg/5ml. The average 9m girl @ ~19lb would get 1/2 tsp every 6-8h. ...Read more
Check With Doctor: Altho there are standard dosage recommendations, at that age you check with your doctor 1st. ...Read more
I'm 19 years old. I only have childrens ibuprofen ages 2-11 100mg per teaspoon. Is it safe for me to take and if so what would be the dosage?
Drink up: Typical dosage for adults is typically 200-400mg every 6 hours. So grab your teaspoon measure and take 2-4 teaspoons. ...Read more
What is the correct dosage of children's dimetapp to give my two children, and how often do I give it to them? My child's doctor told me to give them children's dimetapp but it says its not for children under 6. My first child is 3 years old and weighs 25
Current: Current recommendations from the fda (food and drug administration) and manufacturers of children's cough syrup are now stating that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines should not be given to children under 4. However, some doctors still make recommendations for their patients to take these medications. Therefore, you will need to contact the pediatrician's office for the answer to this question. ...Read more
Vitamin A in very high doses (i.e.10, 000-15.000IU daily) has been shown to slow by 2 % per year the rate of progression of RP. This should only be given under the direct supervision of a physician who can monitor for adverse effects of this dose.
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My daughter weighs 33lbs. What is the correct dosage of childrens benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy plus congestion?
Age matters too: Generally 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon would be right. The package insert should give you guidelines. ...Read more
I'm looking for weight based dosage of guafenesin (Mucinex (guaifenesin) brand) for children. The product label is 100mg - 200mg for 6 - 12 years old.
See the calculation:
Take your child's weight in kilograms, multiply it by 12, then divide it by 6. That's how many milligrams of the guaifensin is recommended for each dose. The bottle should list the concentration of the medicine, usually 100mg in 5ml. It should be in the range of 100-200mg. Hope your child feels better soon! ...Read more
What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70's/low 80's? It is for immune system health.
Vit C: Vit C is water soluble, which means the body will use only what it needs. The amount recommended, RDA, varies depending upon patient age as well as the purpose for taking the vitamin. So for a 7/8 year old the RDA is 25 mg and the UL (upper limit) safe to give is 650 mg daily. For anti cancer, cold, & antioxidant benefits the recommendations start at 200 mg daily, See PMD. ...Read more
My 6 year old sons has a fever of 101.7 and complains of chills and an awful headache. I've given him the proper dosage of children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) twice to?
Viral infection: A 6 year old boy with fever, chills, and headache sounds like a viral infection (common cold, flu, etc). Your question got cut off, but it sounds like you have given him Tylenol (acetaminophen) twice already. A fever of 101.7 is not itself worrisome, but if the headache and chills persist, he should be seen by his pediatrician. ...Read more
Need to know proper dosage of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my daughter who will be 3 in july. She is 34 pounds. She has watery eyes and is sneezing! Help?
6.25mg every 4-6 hrs: The typical dose of benadryl/diphenhydramine in 2-4 year olds is 6.25 mg orally every 4-6 hours for allergy symptoms. Benadryl is typically sold in liquid form as 12.5mg per teaspoon, so you would administer one-half teaspoon to get the 6.25 mg dose. Be sure to contact your physician if symptoms persist or if she begins to cough, have a fever, or anything else that concerns you. ...Read more
What is the correct dosage for children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy for 19 month toddler 21.5 lbs? Is it ok to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with alubeterol/prednisone inhalant
1 teaspoon or 5cc's: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used with the Albuterol and Prednisone. The dosage of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for your child's weight would be about 1 teaspoon (5cc) being that the concentration of the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 12.5mg per each teaspoon. Remember, if your child is having breathing problems, always consult with your Pediatrician. Take care. ...Read more
Should I be worried if my child was accidentally given 20ml instead of 10ml for the first dose of children's robittusin?
Accidentally purchased childrens fiber gummies by mistake. How many do I take to equal and adult dose?
Ask the pharmacist: Since the concentrations in different products can vary, the best course of action would be to take the bottle to the pharmacist so s/he can advise you on the most appropriate dose. Usually, taking the recommended dose for children 12 and older will equal the adult dose, and this might be available on your label. ...Read more
Type of use?: Need to know why magnesium citrate is being used. Child's dosage depends upon age and size. Recommend contacting your child's doctor for a more specific answer. ...Read more
If I use a low dose of dinabol will I still be able to have children or will it make me sterile? It will be a 2 week on 3 off cycle
Be careful: Your fertility will almost certainly come back after you stop doing the steroids. I hope that nobody's pressuring you to do steroids, and if you do steroids at all, you stay at a very low dose, and that you do not experience the mood / behavioral changes that are the greatest single danger. A single episode can ruin your life. ...Read more
Otc phenylephrine doesn't work for me, but pseudoephedrine does. However, it can make me jittery. What should I try? Children's dose, perhaps?
How is Neulasta given to children under 45kg? The syringe supplied is for 6mg and has no graduation marks on it. So Is it given by eyeballing it or by emptying the contents in a vial & then drawing required dose with another graduated syringe?
Inderal (propranolol) 10mg 2/day blood pressure of 149/93 pulse 83 is that normal with medication? Have had hist. Of 164/111 with 1 dose of inderal (propranolol) 10mg
Bloo pressure: Need to consult with your doctor the BP need, s better control. ...Read more
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