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?
Question posted by JessicaS09 on 28 Jan 2010
Last updated on 28 January 2010 by itsmetoo2
Is your child on Chemo?
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.
- Zofran uses and safety info
- Zofran prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Zofran (detailed)
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