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Hi My Son is having frequent stool watery stools since morning. He had about 10-12 motions. He is 8 yrs and 6 months. How much should be the quantity of the OFM suspension for his age
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How much does your son weigh?
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We have given him Econom XXXXXXX also
once in the morning
good idea. I would give him 2o0mg of suspension 3 times a day for 5 days
Can you tell me what the concentration of the syrup is?
Do you mean to say OFM 200mg
my son is in hyd and i am in blr
yes 200, sorry
so need to check
But how much
Ok. Well the dosage guideline is 30mg per kg per day
so since he weights approx 20kgs dry weight.
The total would be 500mg a day
600 mg is a bit above.. but it will do no harm
i cannot convert this into ml dose
as i have to give him into ml dose
You need to know how many Mg's of drug are in each ml of the suspension
Thats why i asked
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this is the composition
ok, then you need to give 2ml per dose.
and give the econorm after every dose.
Do that for 5 days
this is the composition of each 5ml dose
2 ml will be very less
if each ml is 100mg of metro.. then you need only 600mg a day
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thats 2 drops 3 times a day
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See Doc each 5ml contains 100Mg
not each ml
its not drop
ok. that makes more sense then
ok. Then he needs 10ml per dose
a total of 30ml per day
so i will repeat 10ml of OFM syrup twice daily for 5 days right
i would give 3 times a day
for 5 days is correct though
and an econorm XXXXXXX after each dose
thats very important to prevent these infections in the future
Econorm is for what Doc
means does it stop motions
can we give him Entrogermina alsowitht hat
both of these are the same
just diff brands
They contain the spores of natural intestinal bacteria
These bacteria MUST and SHOULD be present for healthy digestion and to prevent bad bacteria from growing
When you have an infection like this.. the good / natural bacteria are dead or the antibiotics we take (OFM) will kill them along with the infection
so its a good idea to reintroduce the healthy bacteria during treatment
how do we differentiate between the 2
viral or bacterial
I am very glad you asked. am hesitant to mention this with most parents
see most infections are viral
and the body kills it off within 3-5 days
the antibiotcs are in fact useless
but it's tough to tell a parent who is worried that.. oh do nothing for 5 days and then see
so we recommend the antibiotic anyways
if you feel like you want to wait a few days and JUST give the econorm 3 times a day.. I would be very happy for you
but since son is not that strong in the weight and all he looses the weight very fast due to loose motions so thats why we get worried
anyways i can wait
he vomits with ORS
Does he like gatorade?
what is that?
or Rasna powder?
they are drinks that you get in the store.. They have a bit more sugar in them but they are tastier and have the same components as ORS
but do you think colored and flavoured drinks are ok to give?
They are good substitutes for ORS if the child doesn't like it.
what about aerated once
Well. I don't like the fact that they add artificial coloring in those drinks
but for the purposes of keeping him well hydrated and keeping his electrolyte levels normal during this infection.. they are very safe
I just don;t recommend them as normal parts of the diet
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hey thanks. will tell the rest of the team.
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