Arbinoxa Oral Solution Dosage
Generic name: CARBINOXAMINE MALEATE 0.8mg in 1mL
Dosage form: oral solution
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Carbinoxamine maleate is contraindicated in children younger than 2 years of age (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).
Carbinoxamine maleate should be taken on an empty stomach with water.
DOSAGE SHOULD BE INDIVIDUALIZED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS AND THE RESPONSE OF THE PATIENT.
Carbinoxamine maleate dosage should be based on the severity of the condition and the response of the patient. The drug is well tolerated in doses as high as 24 mg daily, in divided doses, over prolonged periods. On the other hand, some patients respond to as little as 4 mg daily.
Clinical experience suggests the following dosage schedules:
Usual Adult Dosage:
1 or 2 teaspoonfuls (4 to 8 mg)
3 to 4 times daily
Usual Child’s Dosage (approximately 0.2 – 0.4 mg/kg/day divided into 3 to 4 doses):
Six to eleven years – ½ to 1 teaspoonful (2 to 4 mg) 3 to 4 times daily.
Dosing for children 2 to 5 years of age should be based on weight whenever possible. The usual dosage for children 2 to 5 years of age is approximately 0.2 to 0.4 mg/kg/day, divided into 3 to 4 daily doses. In general, this corresponds to a dose of ¼ to ½ teaspoonful (1 to 2 mg) 3 to 4 times daily.
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