Hi Doctor, My Son 4.5 Year Old, Weight 15.7 Kg,
Is this right medicine for this illness. if it is incorrect kindly help me to advice the correct medicine & dosage.
I understand your concern
Fever, abdominal pain and loose stools suggests acute gastroenteritis. Persistence of fever beyond 3 days, presence of blood or mucus in stools or pain while passing stools suggest a bacterial cause. For such cases, I used to antibiotics like Taxim-o, along with zinc and probiotics for 5 days.
So you can continue giving Taxim-O(total 5-6 days) and P-250 for fever. It is better to add zinc drops and a probiotic too. I used to give Z&D drops(20mg/ml) 1ml once daily for 2 weeks and DAROLAC or ECONORM XXXXXXX once daily for 5 days.
Meanwhile, give him frequent sips of ORS after each stools(about 160ml) to prevent dehydration. Avoid fruits, juices and sugary items till recovery. Drink only boiled/packaged/RO filtered water for drinking to avoid future recurrences.
If fever dose not come down after 48-72 hours of starting antibiotics, he becomes very lethargic, or not at all taking feeds, kindly take him to your pediatrician. Otherwise we need not worry- just complete the treatment as mentioned.
Hope I have answered your query
Let me know if I can assist you further
Dr Muhammed Aslam, Paediatrician