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Prescribed Zental. Child refuses to take medication. Showing lethargy, fever. Any alternative?

Hi doc, My daughter is 14months old & weighs 8kg (birth wt - 3.16), she refuses to take any kind of medication ans spits/vomits it always. So i use suppository as fever reducer. During her 12month check up she was prescribed Zentel 10ml (5ml each in 1 week gap). The first one she spit most of it out & the 2nd dose she vomited. Now i want to know if i should give her Zentel (or an alternative) again, since she is showing lethargy and gets fever/ cold on and off. Also she has reduced her food intake. pls advise.
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.
The feeding pattern of children is very variable and varies from day to day. So if a baby does not feed much do not worry about that. Particularly if the baby is other wise active and playful.

You are saying baby is lethargic. This word has a lot of meaning. A slightly decreased activity with fever is accepted. but if a child is altogether lethargic then urgent interventions are required. I hope you ment to say not that active.

There is no routine indication to do deworming. But if you find worms then the child may need to be administered antihelmenthic.

You may contact me with further details on the following URL:

Hope this helps.

Take care

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Himanshi Kashyap's  Response
Zentel is a antiheminthic to get rid of worms in the tummy.If she is not accepting that preparation then try to change it to some other preparation which the child accepts.This medicine doesnot cause lethargy or fever.So the lethargy, fever, cold is due to some infection which needs to be attended .Let her docter examine her and treat the infection accordingly.

Take Care.
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