At 05:56 PM 3/17/98 EST, Dean wrote:
>How many of you feel strongly against the use of phenergan in children below
>the age of 2yrs? While not approved for this age group I have not found any
Without having the Australian equivalent of the PDR at home I'm pretty sure
that Phenergan (promethazine) is available over the counter here - probably
with pharmacist advice. A situation which would not put any restrictions on
its use in under twos, though I sure there is a label warning about seeking
'doctors' advice as well.
I used to give my kids Vallergan (trimeprazine) up to 4mg/kg when they were
being undiagnosably ratty 2 year olds.
Used to find the combination of trimeprazine PO 1.5 hours pior to the
administration of 1mg/kg IM of pethidine (meperidine) was a great sedative.
Wait 0.5 hour for the cocktail to work.
I once managed to pull of a whole bunch of 'pubic' lice from the eyelashes
of a 1 year old that way. Kid just stared at me. Father had taken a recent
trip to Bangkok and brought the beasties home with him to the family.
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