Our PR dose of Acetaminophen is the same as PO (15mg/kg). I've never heard of giving more PR. I've gotta look that up, it's got me curious.
Dec 2, '06
we do 10 mg/kg for motrin
tylenol 15mg/ kg
a 10kg child would get 100mg of motrin (10mg*10kg=100mg). tylenol would be 150mg (15mg*10kg=150mg)
Dec 21, '06
In our ED, we do
Ibuprofen 10mg per kilo po
Tylenol 15mg per kg po and 20 per kg PR (although with PR doses I round down and one of our docs only gives 15 mg/kg PR)
Dec 27, '06
In our pediatriac hospital we do acetaminophen 10-15mg/kg and ibuprofen 10mg/kg. We use the pediatric dosage handbook by takumoto (SP?).
Jan 27, '11
It's not that the PR dose is necessarily more. In anesthesia, we often given kids a LOADING DOSE ONLY of 40mg/kg of PR Tylenol intraoperatively after induction of anesthesia., then let the parents revert to the 10-15mg/kg regimen.