My doctor perscribed this to my 7month old its 12.5mg an to give him 2.5mL at bed time is this ok?
- 28 Sep 2012 by 1st time mom
- 1 October 2012
Dr usually go by a childs weight when figuring out drug doses for these little ones rather than age. Your Dr is not going to prescribe something that will hurt your baby! This medication is an antihistamine so it may make the baby a little sleepy. With this type of medication, it is okay to try giving a little less than what the Dr ordered to see how the baby responds, just do not go over the recommended amount. It is scary when little ones are sick, I know. Do you have a bulb syringe to suck excess mucus from his nose? Sometimes it helps to use a little Ocean spray or other saline nasal spray to loosen dried mucus (boogers and snot) and gently suction the gunk out with a buld syringe. They carry them at the pharmacy and places like Walmart by the baby products. It also helps their coughs and stuffy noses to put a humidifyer in their rooms at night. If the baby develops any fever, be sure you consult your Dr again as the baby could be devloping an infection.
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