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Q.  In case of non-availability of pediatric formulations, can adult capsules be opened and pulverised for use in children_?
Poll Results

   
Yes, provided they are not enteric coated
 42.72%
   
No, the medicine gets affected by gastric and intestinal ph
 46.95%
   
Not sure what to do
 10.33%
 
Sr. NoDateRemarks
1
15 Nov 2011yes its ok to use adult medications by careful dose adjustments according to child`s weight...and should be vigilant
2
11 Nov 2011We should not prescibe if we have another drug to replace it.
3
11 Nov 2011There is always a risk associated with consuming adult medications by children. There can be accidental overdosing that can happen. Therefore, it should be avoided under any circumstance.
4
29 Oct 2011how wud u know d dosage_?
5
21 Oct 2011The gastric acid dissolves the capsule. Capsules can be opened and given to children provided the dose is correct
6
21 Oct 2011yes
7
20 Oct 2011Adult capsules cannot be opened and used for children a}Its a capsule, hence intestinal PH does play a role.b}the dose is formulated for one capsule hence cannot be uniformly distributed as in each particle`s{powder,granule} dose is not know.Therefore its difficult to titrate it to peadiatric dose.


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