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Metoclopramide dosage for children?

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Dr. Scot Lewey
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Metroclopramide

The dosage depends on the childs age, weight and condition.
The usual dosage is 0.4-0.8 mg/kg.The drug mus be used carefully because of its side effects and for a short time only.

In brief: Metroclopramide

The dosage depends on the childs age, weight and condition.
The usual dosage is 0.4-0.8 mg/kg.The drug mus be used carefully because of its side effects and for a short time only.
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