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Vegepa dosage - any TH'ers can advise?

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me55monster Wed 19-Feb-14 00:17:10

I've just received my order of Vegepa chewables and 500mg capsules and wondered if any of you following Tinsley House can guide me on dosage please.

My DS is 9 and is up for trying to swallow the capsules but I may need to use chewables if that's not successful. Capsules say 1 a day - is that correct even from the start or do I double dose for 3 months? If I use the chewables, it says 4-6 per day. Would I do say 6 for 3 months then 4 thereafter do you think?

My DD is 6 and small for her age. Her recommended dosage is 2-4 capsules per day - would I do 4 for 3 months then 2?

Just wondering if Robin recommends anything specific since the packet instructions give a dosage range?

Many thanks in advance smile

me55monster Wed 19-Feb-14 00:20:31

Sorry, follow-up question! What's the school of thought on not giving full dosage - is it an all or nothing scenario?

I'm thinking I may struggle to get 6 capsules down my DS - he tried one today and didn't like it at all - so I'll be mixing the contents of the chewables into drinks if he can't swallow the other capsule type. Thanks.

me55monster Wed 19-Feb-14 20:20:52

Bump for evening crowd please smile

notapizzaeater Thu 20-Feb-14 18:07:34

11 yr old amazon child here and we have 4 a day, 2 with breakfast 2 with supper.

me55monster Thu 20-Feb-14 21:54:50

Thanks notapizzaeater. 6 sounds like a lot then for my "skin and bone" 9 year old DS!

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