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Can I give my 13 month daughter children's Motrin (ibuprofen) or just infants? Is there a difference besides the concentration?

Can I give my 13 month daughter children's Motrin (ibuprofen) or just infants? Is there a difference besides the concentration?

Motrin: Yes you can, If you provide her weight, I would give the dose, you can ask your pediatrician or follow instructions on the bottle according to weight not age. Good luck. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

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


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What is the appropriate dosage of ibuprofen for infants?

What is the appropriate dosage of ibuprofen for infants?

Ibuprofen: Appropriate doses of ibuprofen in children is weight dependant. The maximum recommended dose is approximately 100 mg per 22 pounds of body weight every 6-8 hours for the shortest period of time possible. Long term use of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can cause organ damage even in recommended doses. Ibuprofen should not be given to infants under 6 months of age. ...Read more

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My child is 5mths and 16 days old, she's spiked a small fever that's not going away on it's own. Is it okay to give Infants Ibuprofen?

My child is 5mths and 16 days old, she's spiked a small fever that's not going away on it's own. Is it okay to give Infants Ibuprofen?

Fever: The issue really is not which fever reducer is ok to use. A baby of that age should not be treated for a fever that won't go away without knowing why? Have her evaluated by a pediatrician. :) ...Read more

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Which is safer for infants: ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

Which is safer for infants: ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

Depends: We never give ibuprofen under 6 mo of age because of risks related to the kidneys. After that point they are both about equal in safety & effectiveness when given at proper doses. I prefer ibuprofen since you don't have to give it as often. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety after a week had weird side effects could the motrin I've been taking daily been the cause.?

I was prescribed Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety after a week had weird side effects could the motrin I've been taking daily been the cause.?

Side effects: Without knowing what side effects you're talking about, it's hard to know how to answer your question. Can you please be more specific? ...Read more

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Less side effects: motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Less side effects: motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Both help with pain: But Motrin is an antiinflamatory as well. This blocks prostaglandins wich causes inflamation and pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a simple pain reliever and not an antiiinflamatory agent. Motrin can cause ulcers, kidney failure, and possibly cardivascular enents such as heart attacks. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of motrin?

What are the side effects of motrin?

Bleeding: Motrin is an NSAID so it can cause bleeding as well as GI problems. ...Read more

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I had a one time toradol IM shot today for rib pain. How long does this last? Any side effects I should watch for? When can I start taking Aleve/Advil

I had a one time toradol IM shot today for rib pain. How long does this last? Any side effects I should watch for? When can I start taking Aleve/Advil

A few hours: Toradol can relieve pain for several hours (>6-8 hours on an average). You can either start taking alternate pain medicine if they have been effective in relieving your pain before or wait until you have return of your pain that needs relief and then start taking your pain pills as per your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Can I take solodyn, Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and multivitamins together? What are the potential drug interactions? Side effects? Thanks.

Can I take solodyn, Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) and multivitamins together? What are the potential drug interactions? Side effects? Thanks.

Not at same time: Solodyn (minocycline) has many interactions; taking with calcium (usually found in multivits) can reduce absorption- they should be taken at least 2 hours apart.
Solodyn (minocycline) kills our friendly intestinal flora which can lead to yeast overgrowth ; a wide range of side effects. It's wise to take probiotics ; not use it very long. Topical antibiotics ok. Regular Ibuprofen use can cause ulcers ; GI bleeds. See comment:. ...Read more

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Took my first tamoxifen pill yesterday. I am having headaches today could I take aspirin, Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)? Are headaches one of the side effects?

Took my first tamoxifen pill yesterday. I am having headaches today could I take aspirin, Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)? Are headaches one of the side effects?

Can be: Treat symptoms as you normally would. However, if they continue contact your doctor. Tamoxifen increases risk of blood clot and stroke. Benefit greatly outweighs this risk. ...Read more

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I had a neuroblastoma as an infant, what are the side effects as an adult from the cancer and chemo?

I had a neuroblastoma as an infant, what are the side effects as an adult from the cancer and chemo?

Chronic problems: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2728747/

this report will tell you and your doctor everything. You have a higher chance of chronic problems with your hormones, bones, muscles, and nervous system. You also have a higher chance of getting another cancer during your life. And just remember you survived bad cancer and tough treatment at a very young age, so it was worth it! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of brethine (terbutaline) as an infant?

What are the side effects of brethine (terbutaline) as an infant?

Temporary: Brethine (terbutaline) was once used for asthma, but is now more commonly used in late pregnancy to stop preterm contractions. Should not be given to infants/kids. Wears off quickly, so if used to stop labor & labor doesn't stop, by time baby is born med has worn off. In anyone of any age, the most common side effect of terbutaline is brief spell of feeling flushed, fast heart rate or jitteriness. ...Read more

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Does water enemas have any side effects on infants?

Does water enemas have any side effects on infants?

Potentially - yes: Water alone injected as an enema can be absorbed by the baby and dilute the balance of the blood. If enough water is absorbed, the baby can have seizures when this balance crosses a critical level. Small amounts (ounce or two) are unlikely to cause a problem, but I never recommend them. ...Read more

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Do to a fall, my 6 week old infant needed a cat scan. What are the side effects of a scan at such a young age? The dr said cancer but how soon?

Do to a fall, my 6 week old infant needed a cat scan. What are the side effects of a scan at such a young age? The dr said cancer but how soon?

Wouldn't worry: There is a tiny increase in cancer risk later in life children who have a bunch of ct scans. We're exposed to unavoidable natural radiation every day, and compared to this, the dose you get from a worthwhile ct scan is trivial. I'm glad junior is okay and has a parent who care so much. ...Read more

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Possible side effects on infants who's father constantly smokes marijuana in the house? Need specifics to convince father to smoke elsewhere, please.

Possible side effects on infants who's father constantly smokes marijuana in the house? Need specifics to convince father to smoke elsewhere, please.

It's illegal, child: Endangerment. Smoking mj, tobacco, crack, etc. Inside or out of the home (it clings to fabrics) makes your child is a passive smoker, bad for baby's lungs & brain. Because of smaller body surface area, children can get "stoned" by much lower amts. Of mj than adults. Being in an altered state impairs infant development. Dad can't be sole caretaker because of highly ⬆ed risk of accidents & death. ...Read more

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Side effects of over dosage of sinarest AF drops in infants?

Side effects of over dosage of sinarest AF drops in infants?

Call poison control: If you or someone else has taken too much of any medicine, call poison control and find out what to do and ow much is dangerous. Call 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more

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What negative side effects would giving an infant reglan (metoclopramide) for 12 months?

What negative side effects would giving an infant reglan (metoclopramide) for 12 months?

DO NOT USE!!: Reglan (metoclopramide) has a Black Box Warning from the FDA. This is only used when a drug poses serious side effects. Reglan (metoclopramide)
can cause tardive dyskinesia. The internet and chat rooms
are filled with discussions of supplements or medications to increase breast milk. Most don't work or are outright dangerous. It makes no sense to treat yourself AND YOUR BABY with medication for a non-illness. ...Read more

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I heard that the new rotavirus vaccine for infants should not be given because of possible side effects. Is that true? What is the danger?

I heard that the new rotavirus vaccine for infants should not be given because of possible side effects. Is that true? What is the danger?

Not True: So far the "new" vaccine appears quite safe with no evidence of serious side effects. And the experts continually moniter the vaccine for side effects. And since the vaccine has been used the number of children taken to er's with severe rotavirus dehydration has declined from roughly 400, 000 per year to about 100, 000 per year. Huge and this will only get better. ...Read more

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Side effects of CT scan for preemie infant include radiation and learning disabilities?

Side effects of CT scan for preemie infant include radiation and learning disabilities?

Doubt connection: Any learning disabilities suffered by a premi that survives most likely represent factors that precipitated premature delivery & the need for resuscitation & intensive care, not the ct scan. Last year my patient, "littlest angel" (14oz @ birth) graduated from the honors program at baylor in 3 yrs. It didn't slow her down. She never got real tall but she is quite a survivor. ...Read more

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Side effects of flu shot in infants? Also, would they be contagious? 6mo got flu shot on Friday and has had elevated temp no fever runny nose cough

Side effects of flu shot in infants? Also, would they be contagious? 6mo got flu shot on Friday and has had elevated temp no fever runny nose cough

Unrelated: The child's symptoms are unrelated to the vaccine. It is possible the child came in contact with someone with a cold around that time. The flu vaccine is a dead virus vaccine, does not cause illness, nor is the patient who receives the vaccine contagious. ...Read more

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Infant 13 months old taking reglan (metoclopramide) and Zantac for with redness in cheeks, seizures, developmental delay, tremors, are these side effects on them for?

Infant 13 months old taking reglan (metoclopramide) and Zantac for with redness in cheeks, seizures, developmental delay, tremors, are these side effects on them for?

Ask prescriber: Prolonged use of Reglan (metoclopramide) to speed up gastric emptying has risks. Mild side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache hypertension and restlessness, dangerous side effete include decrease in white blood cells, heart arrhythmia, adrenal disorder, several neurologic syndromes. Some pediatricians have been trying Erythromycin as a agent to speed up gastric emptying. Zantac is widely used. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofin if I'm taking celebrex (celecoxib) or are there side effects to that?

Can I take ibuprofin if I'm taking celebrex (celecoxib) or are there side effects to that?

NSAIDS: Both are non steroidal anti inflammatory medicines. Celebrex (celecoxib) is less disruptive to GI tract and less likely to cause ulcers than Ibuprofen so it is counterproductive to take both simultaneously. ...Read more

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How much children's Advil can I give my 23 month old son? He is 28 pounds. Infant Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not working

How much children's Advil can I give my 23 month old son? He is 28 pounds. Infant Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not working

Why not working?: I hope you are using the pain/fever reducers for "comfort care" and not chasing numbers on the thermometer. Infant advil (ibuprofen) has the same ingredient as childrens only it is more concentrated. A maximum dose is: infant advil: 2.5ml every 8 hrs versus children's advil 5ml every 8 hrs. See your doctor if you find your son is not improving over time. ...Read more

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