Giving Compazine to Children

Compazine Dosing in Children

Compazine should not be used in children younger than two years of age or weighing less than 20 pounds. Also, it should not be used for nausea and vomiting in pediatric surgery. At one point, Compazine suppositories in small dosages (for children) were available. However, only adult suppositories are currently available. Refer to the following table for the recommended Compazine doses (for tablets or suppositories) for severe nausea and vomiting in children:
 

Weight

Usual Compazine Dose

Maximum Compazine Dose

20 pounds to 29 pounds

2.5 mg once or twice daily

7.5 mg per day

30 pounds to 39 pounds

2.5 mg two or three times daily

10 mg per day

40 pounds to 85 pounds

2.5 mg three times daily or 5 mg twice daily

15 mg per day

 
For schizophrenia treatment in children ages 2 to 12, the recommended starting dose is 2.5 mg two or three times daily.
 
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