Thank you for your query.
Maftal P contains both mefenic acid and paracetamol
and hence your doctor advised that paracetamol be given alternatively. I would suggest that you stick to only one drug either paracetamol or mefenic acid. In my practice I prefer to give only paracetamol and may give it even 3 hourly. In case the fever
does not come down then you should resort to sponging with tap or luke warm water.
Anti-pyretic medicine just reduces the temperature for a short time and does not cure it. Once the cause of fever is eliminated the temperature starts reducing. Hence, we should first try to find the cause of the fever and manage it accordingly.
I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.
Wishing your son an early recovery.
Rajiv K Khandelwal