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do you go by weight or age, medicine related?

Anonymous
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My dd is 7, but is about the size of a 4 year old.  She is 41" and 40lbs.  My dd has been running a low grade fever for about a week and acts like she is in pain by crying out for "no reason" (even though I know there is a reason), despite doctors not finding anything wrong (my daughter has down syndrome and doesn't communicate well).  I called the on call nurse again and she asked me what dose of meds I give her of Tylenol and ibuprofen.  I told her 7.5mL's since that is the dose recommended for her weight.  The nurse told me to go by the dose for her age, not weight.  Umm, what?!?!  Would you go by the age or stick to the weight range (36-47lbs or age 4-5 gets 7.5mL's and weight 48-59lbs or age 6-8 gets 10mL's)?

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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Missdameanor
by Platinum Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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Weight for sure
alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Weight, age is pretty irrelevant. 

AjsMom0508
by Gold Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM
Weight you always go by weight that nurse is an idiot.
Char-Bear
by Gold Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM
Weight
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:39 PM
I go by weight.
Dd is 18 months and weighs 16 lbs..
LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:39 PM
Whatever the bottle says or how the doctor prescibe it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:39 PM
Go by weight. Dd is tiny. We've always been told to do so.
conniejo75
by Platinum Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:39 PM
Weight
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J-KsMommy
by Silver Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Weight always weight.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 27, 2013 at 6:40 PM
Always weight. You only use age as a reference on OTC meds if you don't know the weight.
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