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#1 mustang carole

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Posted 15 March 2003 - 06:08 AM

Hi,
Can you give Ativan or a calming agent when starting the basic vitamins like daily vit, E, C, for an extrememly nervous and sensitive kid? This is in coordination with the physician's order for the meds of course.
Thanks for your help!


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Posted 15 March 2003 - 11:43 AM

Dear Mustang Carole: No. The only thing I reserve for a one time use of Ativan is for venipuncture for an older child who is terrified. Ativan is a benzodiazepine and very addicting very quickly. I would not like to sedate away a useful reaction that tells us what the child can tolerate. I would just start extremely slowly and build up to tolerance. These reactions give us important information that we need to heed, as the metabolism is extremely complex and so different for each child that a unique program has to be provided for each one. Jaquelyn
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Author, Children with Starving Brains




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