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My 11 year old, 173 lb grandson is having a SEVERE HEADACHE

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My 11 year old, 173 lb grandson is having a SEVERE HEADACHE that has lasted several hours. We have given him 400mg Ibuprofen and 500mg of Acetaminophen. He is lying down with a cool cloth on his head, if he sits up his headache worsens. At this point, he is crying in pain with his headache and is sick at his stomach. Can I give him 50mg of
Sumatriptan, USP.? Thank You, ***** *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

I am sorry your question remain unanswered for so long.

I feel he needs an examination by doctor now,

A diagnosis needs to be made for such severe headache before giving Sumatriptan.

Till then, please continue with ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Ibuprofen can be repeated 3 -4 times, it can be given 6-8 hourly.
Acetaminophen can be given 4-6 hourly but not to exceed 5 doses.

Please keep him at rest.

I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish her healthy life.