Co Aleva For Children?

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Viktoria Says:
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My four year old son's doctor prescribed him co-aleva, she said that I would divide the tablet into two so that would give my son half of the tablet at bedtime. Now my question is, is it ok for my four year old son to take this tablet? Because I had read about some Infos regarding this medicine that it is only for adults? Please enlighten me, thanks so much



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Verwon Says:

Hi, Viktoria!

Actually almost all medications available are used in both children and adults, it's just the dosage and dosing frequency that changes.

However, I have to admit that if it were my child, I wouldn't want to give this to them at even half the dosage. The reason I am saying that is due to the fact that it contains Betamethasone, which is a steroid class medication. This doesn't contain a huge amount of it, but these do tend to be very risky drugs.

Learn more Betamethasone details here.

If he's having a problem with allergies, there are many other antihistamines available that you can try that don't have a steroid in them.

I can't tell you what you should, or shouldn't do. I'm just being honest about what I know about medications and saying that if my son were still that young, I'd have refused to give it to him.

Did you ask the doctor about it?

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