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If I give my child castor bean, how much should I give?

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  • Children (under 18 years old):

    • Consult a physician before giving castor oil to children. Use in children for occasional constipation is generally avoided.
    • For children under two years old,1.25-7.5 milliliters of castor oil by mouth has been used.
    • For children 2-11 years old, 5-15 milliliters of castor oil by mouth has been used.
    • For children over 11 years old, 15-60 milliliters of castor oil by mouth has been used.
    • For colic in infants, a hot castor oil rub has been massaged into an infant's belly.

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