Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
163 Doctors are Online

Child with bad throat. Given azithral. Dose? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Oct-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Child Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 983 Questions
User:hi. my child is 10 month old and 9.8 kg. has got bad throat .. voice is not clear. doc advised azithral 200 mg over phone..
how much should be the dose
User:hi doc
Doctor:It is not advisable to discuss the dosages on the online.
User:then what do i do?
Doctor:The dosage for children above 6 months is 10 mg/kg on day one(Only one time) followed by 5mg/kg on day 2 and day three(Only one time in a day)
Doctor:so in your child's case it would be 100mg on day one followed by 50mg on day 2 and 3
Doctor:I am sorry, there is a small correction
User:so in case of azithral 100 ( each ml contains azithromycin 20 mg) would it be 5 ml ?
Doctor:there are two regimens, one is 3 day regime and another is 5 day regime
User:please tell me abt 5 day regime
Doctor:in the 3 day regime, you have to give 10mg/kg once a day for 3 days
Doctor:in the other one, you give 10mg/kg on first day and from day 2 to day 5 you give 5mg/kg once a day
User:so azithral 100 would be 5 ml on day one?
Doctor:if each ml contains 20 mg, for 100 mg you will have to give 5 ml, and for 50 mg you have to 2.5 ml
User:thanks doc..for the info
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:do i need to give ibugesic + 5 ml twice ( as advised ) and how will it help the kid
Doctor:Ibugesic plus will decrease the pain and fever
Doctor:so it is better to give it as advised
User:thanks a lot
User:good night doctor
Doctor:Welcome back
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:What happened? Please proceed with your question
User:just asked abt azithral doses.. due to throat infection / irritation / taste of medicine etc .. kid is vomiting when we gave the medicine
User:tried twice.
Doctor:Children do spit out the medicines,
Doctor:it is quite common
Doctor:relax, and try to give the medicine mixed in something your baby likes to drink
User:what is they way out.. some food/ milk also came out alongwith
User:can it be mixed with anything.. eg cerelac, milk, water?
Doctor:The medicine tastes good, so it should not be problem if you mix it in small quantity of milk or water
Doctor:Please go ahead
Doctor:you can mix it with milk
User:ok thanks .again will try
Doctor:If your baby vomits again, just relax
Doctor:you can give the medicine in the morning
Doctor:whatever you have given now, at least some of it would have stayed in the stomach
User:though the food also came out alongwith .. still some of it would have remained?
Doctor:You can also take your baby to the pediatrician in the morning and see if she/he needs any medicine for vomiting
Doctor:Yeah, some amount will remain
User:ok !
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Is there anything else I can assist you with?
User:that it for now.. thank you.
User:good night
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor