Mama question...12 mg Morphine for 4 yotj

  1. Hi all!
    I have a quick question. I work ICU- adults.
    I took my daughter to the dentist today and she has cavities.
    They said she should be sedated.
    12 mg Morphine, oral; and 8 mg Atarax oral.
    She is 4 and 38#.

    Seems like an awful lot- especially outside of a medical setting.

    Can someone tell me the normal? Is there a normal?
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  3. by   Jolie
    I'm sorry, but we can't answer this question. Please direct your concerns to the dentist or your child's pediatrician or pharmacist.

  4. by   itsnowornever
    I had an interview with a dentist office that I declined. They had RNs in the office to handle sedation and recovery. I've never even given 12 of morphine to an adult though :/ I think that's a lot for a kid!!

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
  5. by   KelRN215
    This question is considered seeking medical advice and is against TOS. We cannot answer your question.
  6. by   itsnowornever
    I got 8.6mg of morphine and 10.2 of the atarax just looking up dosage calculations

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
  7. by   itsnowornever
    Sorry guys :/ thought she was just asking opinions. Someone delete my posts please

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
  8. by   42346_nurse_
    Oh sorry.
    Didn't realize personal experience was medical advice.