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My 10 yr old daughter had croup and was given dexamethasone

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My 10 yr old daughter had croup and was given dexamethasone 6mg tablets to take in the evening. 3 tablets. Weight 100lbs. My 8 yr old, 50 lb son now has croup and I was wanting to give him the same med but not sure how much I should give him of the same medicine due to having a lot of the medicine leftover.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. C. Rollins replied 1 year ago.

The typical dosing is 0.6mg/kg for one dose for pediatrics. For a 50lb child the dose would be 13.6mg so rounded down would be 12mg or 2-6mg tablets times one dose. Hopefully this fully answers your question. Once satisfied please rate my answer. Thanks.

Expert:  Dr. C. Rollins replied 1 year ago.

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