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Carbinoxamine Extended-Release Oral Suspension Dosage

When treating allergic conditions with carbinoxamine extended-release oral suspension, dosing guidelines will be based on age, weight, and the severity of the allergy symptoms. This prescription drug is approved for use in adults and children as young as two years old. It comes as a liquid that is taken twice daily, with 12 hours between doses.


An Introduction to Your Dosage of Carbinoxamine Extended-Release Oral Suspension

The dosage of carbinoxamine extended-release oral suspension (Karbinal™ ER) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on several factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Your weight
  • The severity of your symptoms
  • How you respond to the medication.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Recommended Carbinoxamine Extended-Release Oral Suspension Dosing Guidelines

The standard recommended dosage for treating allergies in adults and children 12 years of age and older is between 6 mg and 16 mg (7.5 mL to 20 mL) every 12 hours.
For children younger than 12 years old, the standard recommended amount is about 0.2 mg to 0.4 mg per kg body weight each day (0.09 to 0.18 mg per lb). This will usually be equal to the following guidelines:
  • For children 2 to 3 years old, the recommended dosage is 3 mg to 4 mg (3.75 mL to 5 mL) every 12 hours
  • For children 4 to 5 years old, the recommended dosage is 3 mg to 8 mg (3.75 mL to 10 mL) every 12 hours
  • For children 6 to 11 years old, the recommended dosage is 6 mg to 12 mg (7.5 mL to 15 mL) every 12 hours.
Carbinoxamine extended-release oral suspension should not be used in children younger than two years old.
Because higher doses are more likely to cause side effects, it is recommended that most people start at the lower end of the dosing range. The dose can then be increased if the medication is tolerated and if higher doses are needed to adequately control symptoms.
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