Just like 1/4 of a tablet? Is that ok?
Is it safe to give a 5 year old who weighs 34 lbs, 4mg of Zofran?
- 28 Jan 2010 by JessicaS09
- 28 January 2010
This is what I found on the web:
Children 12 years and older: The usual dose is 8 mg taken twice a day. The first dose should be given 30 minutes before the start of chemotherapy, with the second dose 8 hours after the first dose. Then, 8 mg is taken every 12 hours for 1 to 2 days after completion of chemotherapy.
Children 4 to 11 years old: The usual dose is 4 mg given 3 times a day. The first dose should be given 30 minutes before the start of emetogenic chemotherapy, with additional doses 4 and 8 hours after the first dose. Also, 4 mg may be given 3 times a day (every 8 hours) for 1 to 2 days after completion of chemotherapy.
It is always best to let the child's doctor know that this is what you are going to do.
Is your child on Chemo?
- Zofran Information for Consumers
- Zofran Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zofran (detailed)
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