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Ibuprofen Dose For 11 Year Old
Yes, providing 11yo: Has infection resistant to or is allergic to other first-line antibiotics.11-y-o may already be undergoing pubertal changes which makes child physiologically adult. Magic 18-y-o restriction proviso comes from the fda for all drugs, unless there have been approved trials in chidren < 18 years. Most drug companies avoid expense & institutional drug reveiw boards risks of such trials. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
Can 11 year old take one excedrine , half the adult dose , for headache . It has 65 mg of caffeine?
Excedrin in child : Some formulations of excedrin are approved for use in children 12 years and older. In my opinion a child should not be given this dose of caffeine unless extenuating circumstances exist which have been addressed by the pediatrician, family doctor or neurologist. Otc children's Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) are safer alternatives. ...Read more
Why ever ???: Fever is a normal body response that increases metabolism, heart rate & breathing to fight infection. It is a sign not the problem. I find it abusive to wake a child for fever meds or constantly be giving something in the false hope that it does something good. Kids need ample fluids, nutrition & rest to recover from an illness.If I choose to medicate I pick the longer acting drug & stick with it ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Using Healthtap: To get the best information from Healthtap you need to provide enough basic information that a learned answer can be formed. Since you didn't provide the name of the med or meds, or the weight of the kid (which matters), no answer is possible.You are welcome to start over. Your questions are never linked, so any question should provide all info needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should-N0: There are many opinions on the treatment of fever in children. Not all fever has to be treated. Acetamenophen is a good fever reducer. Ibuprofen is a good fever reducer. Depending on the age of the child & the weight of the child, either is acceptable. Some physicians recommend alternating a dose of one with the other every 4 hours so that no one drug get in the toxic range. Discuss with pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my 10 year old who weighs 155 pounds take an adult dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) if he has a fever?
Yes: In this case weight is more important than age in determining dose. But i advise against taking anything to lower fever unless he is miserable, as fever is a key aspect of how our bodies fight infections- our immune system works better and bacteria ; viruses have difficulty surviving high temps. Reducing fever sabotages your immune system and prolongs the infection! treat discomfort, not fever. ...Read more
Probably yes: Zzzquil is just another brand name to Diphenhydramine 25mg. Other brand names are benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and unisom. It is ok to give it only at night, because it does causes sedation. If your son needs an antihistamine during the day, use a non-sedating such as Loratadine (claritin) or fexofenadine (allegra). ...Read more
My son 11 months 22lb has hayfever found allergy relief for 1 year old it's chlorphenamine maleate 2mg/5ml dosage 2.5ml can he take this amount?
Infant care: Infant is too young for this medication general use. Talk to your pediatrition for alternative means of treatment - look into what may be causing the. " allergy" symptoms . Common household exposures. , dust , animal dander, dust mites , mold and food groups can be the culprit to these " allergy" symptoms especiall if infants symptoms are chronic or recurring. Wish you well. ...Read more
Check With Doctor: Altho there are standard dosage recommendations, at that age you check with your doctor 1st. ...Read more
No: We have not used Aspirin or Aspirin like products in kids under age 16 for decades after it was tied to a rare cause of liver failure/death. The only exceptions are treating kids with arthritis, kawasaki disease or rheumatic fever. The "baby aspirin" as a low dose has resurfaced & is used with adults to help prevent heart attacks. ...Read more
Worrisome drug: In the 70's and 80's we saw sporadic episodes of kids dying of liver failure after aspirin exposure, which stopped after we quit giving it to kids under 16. We rarely use it any more because we have safer alternatives like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. When we use it ( Kawasaki disease,arthritis) the low dose form would not be effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can My nine yr old son take tylenol (acetaminophen) after taking 1/2 tsp of Bromfed Dm about half an hour ago?
Yes: No contraindication to this. Best wishes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I give my 5 year old son pain reliever fever reducer for fever now(8pm) after giving him benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a rash at 630 pm?
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