Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: R | 2009/07/10

Q.

Stopayne

Hi, my daugther is 16months old. Can i give her 5mls of Stopayne? It says from only 2years, but that is what the pharmacy gave me. She is teething. 5 back teeth coming out at the same time. I am using teejel as well.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Do not give your daughter Stopayne. This medicine contains codeine which can cause dependency and also causes constipation. Only use Panado or Calpol for your little girl's teething pain.

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