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My GP prescribed phenergan to my child almost 15month but he

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My GP prescribed phenergan to my child almost 15month but he weighs around 14kg. He's the size and height of a toddler. 1ml I was told to take. I know it says on the packet not to give under 2yrs. But my children have had meds under the said age. Is it ok really to give phenergan?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

No It is not ok. Phenergan is associated with fatal respiratory depression in children under 2 years of age. It has nothing to do with size or weight. It should not be used in a 14 month old for sleep.