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Suggest Zentel dosage for an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jul-2014
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Dr. XXXXXXX I have a son of age 1year 2 months (14 months)
User:I got a stool test done for him 1 month back as he was getting hard stool.
User:he had got Amoabiasis and doctor prescribed a medicine and to check if the ameobiasis is gone, i got a repeat stool test done for him
User:the second stool examination did not have any any amoebiasis. but another parasite by name enterobius vermicularis ova was reported
User:the pediatrician prescribed my son Zentel 10ml
User:which is albendazole for de-worming. the 10 ml is for a single dose. and it is equivalent to 400mg.
User:10 ml or 400 mg looked very for 14months baby.
Doctor:it is
User:very high for a 14months boy.
Doctor:You should give 200mg
User:i brought the medicine. what is the right dose
User:ok. how many times and in what intervals
Doctor:5 ml should be enough for your baby
Doctor:just once
Doctor:repeat after one week
User:ok. 200mg is fine for 14 months baby?
Doctor:after 3 years 400 mg can be given
Doctor:before that 200 mg
User:what should i do so that he doesnt get hard stools?
Doctor:Include more fiber in the diet
Doctor:and give him more water to drink
User:his stool is somewhat dark also.
Doctor:any pain in the tummy?
User:no, nothing at all. he is always active and a happy baby.
Doctor:then nothing much to worry
Doctor:just make your baby drink water
Doctor:and include fiber in the diet
User:Thank you very much Dr. XXXXXXX i appreciate your help very much.
Doctor:you are welcome
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