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Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Child Health
Question: Dear doctor,

My son who is 2 months 10 days old is suffering from blocked nose, cough and sneezing issue since yesterday. He has been advised Wikoryl drops 0.6 ml thrice a day and Asthakind- P drops 0.6ml thrice a day.
Needed to check if these are safe for an infant or u suggest some other medicine. Also can other medicines like collicaid, bevon and vitinova be given along with these two medicines.


My son who is 2 month 10 days old and having running nose, cough and sneezing issue since yesterday has been advised wikoryl drops 0.6lm thrice a day and Asthakind -P drops 0.6ml thrice a day.

Needed to know if these medicines are safe for an infant. Also can other medicines like collicaid, bevon and vitinova be given with the above two medicines.

Regards XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Safe to use in right doses

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome to HCM. Can understand your concerns.

Asthakind-p and wikoryl are both meant for cold in children, there is no need to give both of them together. Give only one of them. Both are safe if given in right doses.

Other medicines like colicaid, vitanova and bevon drops can be given to child with wikoryl or asthakind-p drops but there should be a gap of 20 minutes between them.

I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel 12 minutes later
thank you so much for your revert doctor. needed to know if 0.6 ml thrice a day is safe. also my son who is a poor sleeper has been sleeping after 1st dose which I gave him at 12 noon today. is it OK. Shall I reduce the dose to twice a day.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Dose is according to weight

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome once again.

Dose of medicine in children is according to weight of child. At 2 months, the weight of child is around 4.5 kg. Give asthakind-p drops 0.3 ml three times a day for 3 days.

If no improvement in 24 hours then examination by Pediatrician should be done.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel 23 minutes later
my son is 6.3kgs
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Dose as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

For weight of 6.3 kg, the dose should be around 0.4 ml three times a day for 3 days.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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