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Infant having fever. Given calpol and meftal. What is the dosage of Ibugesic plus for a one year old?

Hi, my son is 1 year 2 months old - weigh about 1 2kg. He is running fever , 102 * F since yesterday evening. We have given him Calpol Serup(5 ml) thrice - last at 2 pm and Meftal(5 ml) once at 6 pm today. The fever slightly reduced for a while and again it is 102* F now at 8:30 pm. Please Note that my wife and me, both are having cold and flu since a couple of days with chest infection(have not consulted any doctor yet)- though w e did not have fever as high. Can we give him Ibugesic Plus? what would be the dosage in that case?
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

For symptomatic control of fever Calpol (paracetamol) is generally sufficient if given 6 hourly.

Ibugesic plus contains Ibuprophen in addition to paracetamol.

When your son is not responding to Calpol syrup alone, he might be requiring antibiotic to control infection.

As both of you are already suffering with infection, your son can get infection from any one or both of you.

In my opinion you shouldn't try to treat him at your own.

Please get him examined by a pediatrician at your earliest, and give prescribed treatment only.

Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic and posting your query.

Hope you found my response to your query informative and helpful.

With good wishes,

Dr.Chandra Shekhar Sharma
Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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