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can i give me 16 month old zyrtec?

The box says two and older but he is 27 pounds and i dont know what to give him until he goes to the drs tomorrow? ive heard of alot of people giving their kids allergy meds but im still sketchy.

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Asked by erika_g at 12:22 AM on Oct. 20, 2008 in Kids' Health

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  • my son was on zyrtec from 3 months.

    If benadryl is not working, I'd suggest only giving him 1/2 the dose on the box.

    Answer by flutterfae at 12:23 AM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • I would ask a doctor before you give him zyrtec...he is really small and that is the only way you are sure to get the dosage right...

    Answer by KEHMom at 12:35 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • call a pharmacist at a 24/7 pharmacy. If you don't get in touch with one and you can't call the doc on call, skip it for tonight. Usually saline helps but only temporarily.

    Answer by manna1qd at 9:31 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • Mine has been on it for a month now to help get rid of fluid on the ears. She's 17 months. You just need to get the dosage from the doc. My dd gets one teaspoon.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:14 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Why are you people medicating your children with this stuff at such a young age? My goodness! Google *Homeopathic remedies for allergies* or something.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • My daughter is 16mths and my doc told me to give her Zertec, but that didn't work so now I give her Claritin. She has allergies really bad!!

    Answer by determind at 1:52 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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