He had surgery for hypospadia and circumcision. was given rx 4 tyl. w/ cod. just wondered what to expect as normal side effects? he screams 20 mins after taking and acts out of it. sleep is messed up. he is hyper then sleeps beyond normal if i were to let hm.
Part of your question got cut off. I wanted to share what the recommended dosage of codeine for cough is:
Usual Pediatric Dose for Cough
2-6 years: 2.5 to 5 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours.
Maximum 30 mg/day.
6-12 years: 5 to 10 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours.
Maximum 60 mg/day.
As you can see, it does not give a dosage for a child of only 6 months.
Pediatric dosage of codeine for pain is:
Usual Pediatric Dose for Pain
>=1 years: 0.5 mg/kg or 15 mg/m2 orally, IM, or subcutaneously every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
Again it does not give a dosage for a child as young as 6 months.
If the baby's doctor prescribed the tylenol with codiene, and you want the conversion for the baby's size, please tell me how much the baby weighs. I will calculate for you. If the doctor didnot prescribe, then please do not give a child of this age codeine.
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I know they have over the counter tylenol for various things in liquid and I would guess they have a dosing chart of what age and how much you give and maybe even by the childs weight, they also have Tyleno with codeine elixir but of course that has to be prescribed and a child's doctor would be aware of the circumstances. I am afraid I haven't been any help to you but even if you called and talked with a pharmacist he should be able (even if he had to pull the bottle of the shelf and look he would be able to tell you here is what I've found children age 12 640mg every 4 to 6 hours children age 11: 480mg every 4 to 6 hours, children ages 9 to 10: 400mg orally every 4 to 6 hours. children 6 to 8 years: 320mg every 4 to 6 hours children 4 to 5: 240mg every 4 to 6 hours children ages 2 to 3 160mg every 4 to 6 hours children 12-23 months: 120mg every 4 to 6 hours. children 4 to 11 months: 80mg every 4 to 6 hours Children up to age 3 months 40mg every 4 to 6 hours but do not exceed 5 doses in 24 hours not only in liquid but they have the childrens chewable brand and for the ones that are just old enough to swallow but these list the ages and the amount given and remember for an adult no more than 4000mg of acetaminophen (tylenol) per 24 hours if you have further concerns please be sure and talk with the childs doctor or pediatrician. Just want everything safe. they have Tyleno; Junior tablets it's so you can break things down to their age level but if you have further questions (or need help and unable to contact the doctor the pharmacist should also be willing to advise you. Be safe
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