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Child having amoebiasis. Suggest the dosage of metronidazole?

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What is the right dose for treating amoebiasis using Metronidazole combine with Co-trimoxazole in children 13 years old with a body weight of 69 kg ?
Posted Mon, 25 Nov 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 43 minutes later
Brief Answer: metronidazole alone is sufficient Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, Welcome to Healthcare magic. There is no need of cotrimoxazole for amebiasis. The usual doses of metronidazole is sufficient, if taken for optimum duration. The diagnosis must be finalised by a physician and the dose also should be decided by the practitioner. Child is apparently overweight, you should guide him to control weight once he recovers. I hope the advise will be helpful for you.
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