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Child has cough and cold. Not recovering despite medication. Safe to give Zocef?

13 month kid is suffering from cough and cold from last 15 days, taken medicine also but not recovering well. I am carrying him to office daily early in the morning . Some doctor told me to give him Zocef,fasidine,ibu jesic. Is it safe to give these medicines ? pls tel me the dose also ? and how many days should i give him. we are nebulizing hime also daily twice a day.
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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Hi Sweta,
You have not mentioned the mane of medicines the child already taking. A detailed history of the fever (onset, type - continuous / intermittent etc, temperature, associated symptoms - like cough / cold/ vomiting / diarrhea / skin rash etc). that would be helpful to understand the probable cause of fever.

However, please do not ignore a fever with 15 days duration. Get your child properly examined by a pediatrician and diagnosed.

Ibugesic (Ibuprofen) - is used to decrease fever. It is a SOS medicine, means , it is to be given when temperature is high (>100 degree F). Dose is 10mg / kg (you have not mentioned your child's body weight).

Fasidine (Famotidine)- is given to prevent gastritis (damage of stomach due to acidity).

Zocef (cefuroxime) - is an antibiotic drug, used to treat infection. Dose of oral suspension is 100mg / kg/ day in 3 divided doses for 5 to 7 days. However, the dose and duration varies on type and severity of the infection. As the cause of fever is not clear, I would not recommend the use of the medicine unless prescribed by doctor after examining the child. Don't give medicine yourself.
Please remember, improper use of antibiotic can create drug resistant infections - which are very difficult to treat.

Please get your child examined by a pediatrician and take medicines according to his / her prescription at doses specified.

Feel free to post if you have more queries.
Answered: Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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