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Nausea and Vomiting Fever in Children
Acetaminophen is the best drug for children with nausea or vomiting, because it does not irritate the stomach like ibuprofen or naproxen. Suppositories are available for children having difficulty keeping this medicine down without vomiting.
- Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
- Dosing is 10-15 mg per kilogram (5-7 mg per pound) of body weight every 4-6 hours, up to the adult dose.
- Do not exceed the maximum daily dose.
- Acetaminophen products come in various strengths. Always follow the package instructions.
- Avoid this drug in children with liver disease or an allergy to acetaminophen.
- Common acetaminophen products include Tylenol, Panadol and many others.
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PubMed Nausea and Vomiting References
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