This is ordered for post operative T&A patient's where I work. The problem is that several of our peds patients will not take the med due to the strong taste. The end results range from screaming to vomiting, which is obviously not the outcome we need with this pain med. We have the option to give IV Morphine, but the surgeon would prefer that the patients take the oral medication.
If it doesn't alter the medication, could it be mixed with a dish of chocolate pudding or ice cream? Something powerful in taste that kids love? Most of the members here, especially me, are not experts in the medical field. I don't know what T&A is. I'm sure a different well informed member, will see this question and have a better answer for you!
What I DO know is little kids thrive on love and attention. It breaks my heart to hear about very ill ones.
I hope you find that special "brew" for the little ones. And thank you for taking the time to ask. Many nurses and caregivers simply force the meds down and hold their mouths closed. Seems so mean to me. Better off to bribe and coax than force and have the child mad at you. THANK YOU for caring!
hi, you need to think a kid when working with them. kids love "cherry" most pharmacists have plan syrup. when we all were young pharmacists actually mixed drug compounds, anybody remember that? call a compounding pharmacy im sure they have it. even mixing some koolade and giving them a little cup they hafta drink right down. tell them you got special new better tasting medicine and let them drink koolade during the day so they get used to it...
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