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Temperature 102.3 , weight 18 kgs, crocin 10 ml given - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello doctor
User :   Hello Dr.
User :   This is regarding my 5.5 year old daughter
User :   Her weight is 18 Kgs
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   She is running a temperature of 102.3
Doctor :   Please proceed
Doctor :   Since when is the same ?
User :   We wanted to administer Crocin.
User :   Since today evening
User :   We wanted to know what is the right dose for her age & weight?
User :   She had been to Mumbai for over a month now
User :   and returned with me today 5PM itself
User :   Since then she caught a fever
User :   I also have a younger son age 11 months. He had fever since last couple of days
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   But he is fine today. We had seen a doctor for him in Mumbai
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   what should be the dose for my daughter.. how many ML?
Doctor :   May i know the strength of the syrup you have ?
Doctor :   there are two preparations available in market
User :   ok
Doctor :   one with 125 mg and other with 250 mg
Doctor :   which one do you have ?
User :   Crocin Suspension DS 240 mg/5ml
User :   Double Strength
Doctor :   ok, fine
Doctor :   according to her weight and age you can give a maximum of 1500 mg per day
Doctor :   4 th hourly
Doctor :   and do reduce the dose if the fever is coming down
User :   what should be the dose for now? How many ml?
Doctor :   10 ml per dose
Doctor :   since her temperature is not so high give her 10 ml 5 times a day
User :   would 8 ml be too less?
Doctor :   no , but 10 ml will be optimal
User :   We also have Meftal-P and Ibugesic Plus
Doctor :   Ok, you can give Ibugesic only if the fever is not controlled by crocin ,
Doctor :   but try to avoid IBUGESIC
User :   ok
User :   In case Meftal is needed? what is the ideal dose of that?
Doctor :   May i know the combination drugs in that preparation
User :   Each 5 ml contains
User :   Mefenamic Acid IP = 100 mg
User :   in a flavored syrup base
User :   Approved Color = Sunset Yellow
Doctor :   Ok this you can give 3 doses a day and each of 7.5ml
User :   ok
User :   Shall we stick to just Crocin DS for now?
Doctor :   yes, i do recommend the same
User :   We will consult a doctor tomorrow morning, if fever is not under control
User :   Just reconfirming her age is 5.5 years and weight is 18Kgs
Doctor :   Avoid giving mefanamic acid and Ibuprofen without getting him examined
User :   ok she is a girl BTW..
Doctor :   Yes, i did considered the weight and age during the dose calculations
User :   ok. We will give her Crocin and monitor through the night
Doctor :   Oh , sorry.. Its the same for the girl too
User :   and give Meftal only if fever is NOT under control
Doctor :   yes, you got it right
User : that fine..
Doctor :   yes,
User :   ok thank you doctor
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   I will close the chat session. Thank you for your help
Doctor :   Ok, take care
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
Doctor :   Wish her good health
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