claritin & zyrtec infant dose

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  1. dr of rx

    dr of rx Voicemail Suks 7+ Year Member

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    I can only find limited info on this..

    the only dose for claritin I was able to find is for >2 yr old.

    zyrtec dose I found is <2yr = 0.25mg/kg/day

    anybody have a good link for these dosages?
     
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  3. Priapism321

    Priapism321 Bursting with enthusiasm 5+ Year Member

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    The best advice available is from the FDA. Don't do it at all.
     
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    From LexiComp:

    Cetirizine
    Children 6-12 months: 2.5 mg once daily
    Children 12-23 months: Initial: 2.5 mg once daily; dosage may be increased to 2.5 mg twice daily
    Children 2-5 years: 2.5 mg/day; may be increased to a maximum of 5 mg/day given either as a single dose or divided into 2 doses
    Children &#8805;6 years to Adults: 5-10 mg/day as a single dose or divided into 2 doses

    Claritin is 5 mg daily for children 2 to 5 years. Over 6 years = adult dosing (10 mg/day)
     
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    Fenderplayer108 PharmD 2+ Year Member

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    just another source;

    zyrtec
    6&#8211;23 months: 2.5mg once daily.
    12&#8211;23 months: initially 2.5mg once daily; max 2.5mg every 12 hours.
    2&#8211;5 years: initially 2.5mg once daily; max 5mg once daily or 2.5mg every 12 hours.
    &#8805;6 years: initially 5&#8211;10mg once daily.

    loratadine is not recommended in patients less then 2 years old

    from Medicos
     
  6. dr of rx

    dr of rx Voicemail Suks 7+ Year Member

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    thanks guys
     
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    With infant cold meds having been pulled by the FDA, would that be considered out of date?
     
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    I don't think so. I got it from LexiComp Pediatric essentials (online). I think that's updated pretty frequently.

    I think it's an "ask your doctor or pharmacist" kind of thing.
     
  9. genesis09

    genesis09 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Zyrtec's dosage for those less than 2 years old was not approved for OTC use. Even though, there is a valid dose for it, your suppose to refer to MD for those cases.
     
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    And what if the MD calls you and says: Pharmacist, you're the foremost expert on all that is drug-related. What do you recommend we give this pediatric patient? :D;)
     
  11. acetyl

    acetyl 5+ Year Member

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    Some tissues?
     
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    followed by a hefty dose of suck-it-up?
     
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    b*rizzle Master of Useless Info 5+ Year Member

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    And a spoonful of don't wipe your nose on that?
     
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    My response is the one I got from kid's pediatrician... Tissues.....

    They were removed for self medication. There are still combos of the sam drugs fro Kids. see Rondec and Rondec DM.
     
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    Thanks
     

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