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3 year old having high fever, cold and cough. Taking crocin suspension. Need help in dosage instructions

dear sir/mam, my son age 3 year 8 months old, he is suffering from high fever 102-103F n also from cold n cough since todays morning..........i was given him crocin suspension 9 ml at 7 pm but fever was not its aaprox 12 am.....i ma little bit confused for dosages plz help me doctors........i have one more medicine for fever ie. MEFTAL-P SUSPENSION...plz tell me the dosages of medicine & the interval of dosages, his body weight is approx 11.9 or 12 kg
Asked On : Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
You have not mentioned the strength of the crocin syrup (125 or 240 mg?) you are using..
The dose is 10 mg per kilogram per dose / given every 4 to 6 hours
In between, if the fever goes up - you give tepid sponging > tap water (not ice water)

Meftal-P is another medicine with similar action -
- the dose is 25 mg per kilogram per DAY in DIVIDED does

Good luck
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Santosh Kondekar's  Response

Dear anju
Self medication can be harmful as the medicine may not treat the disease and yet may have complication…
Doses of medicines do differ for indication and severity of medicine…

Temporary control of fever is achieved with above medicines and effect may not last 8 hours.
As fever may be due to one or many of thousands of causes… its not true that you may get rid of problen by knowing dosages.
Dossages are rather atechnical part and for both thea se drugs dose is approximately 140 mg of paracetamol and or 60 mg of mef not more than 2 times a day.
Paracetamol is safer than mef. And can at times be given 4 times a day if so has been instructed by a doctor with a writtenp
Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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