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Fever medication dosage, infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   My kid (boy), 1.5 years is getting fevers repeatedly
User :   Since from y'day night
User :   We have been using Ibugesic plus 3 ml
User :   Fever reduces for a while, after putting the syrup and again it re appears
Doctor :   What is his weight
User :   His around 14-15 kgs
Doctor :   I think you are giving a much lesser dose than required
Doctor :   Check out if you have the syrup with you
Doctor :   How much 5ml contains each of Ibuprofen and Paracetmol
User :   1 sec
Doctor :   IBUGESIC PLUS susp: ibuprofen 100 mg, paracetamol 162.5 mg/5 mL.
Doctor :   Is it not?
User :   yes
User :   We are putting Ibugesic plus - 3ml
Doctor :   First of all the dose is not sufficient for the child
Doctor :   This is just a technical information so should not be followed without dicussing with your consultant.
ibuprofen 5-10mg/kg/dose
Paracetmol 10-15 mg/kg/dose
Doctor :   In that case your child required 6 to 7 ml
User :   oh ok
User :   Is this something related to Viral fever?
Doctor :   Recurrent fevers are to be evaluated
Doctor :   If a baby has more than 6 times per year , then she needs evaluation each time she has fever
Doctor :   So your pediatrician would be the best person
User :   Ok thanks
User :   Tanks for your time
Doctor :   Pleasure
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
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