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What is the appropriate dosage of Meftal to effectively treat a high fever?

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Pediatrician, Cardiology

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Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hallo Dr , my daughter is 8 years 9 month . Weight 34 kg . Fever is repeating every 12 hours n goes upto 101. 5 . Pls advice dose of Meftal 250 DT
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Better to give Paracetamol

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Meftal contains Mefenamic acid and the dose of Mefenamic acid is about 6-8 mg/kg/dose and can be given 3 times a day. For child weighing 34 kg, 250 mg is sufficient.

Fever can be due to viral respiratory infection, urinary tract infection or some other cause.

Paracetamol is a better as the first line for fever and if fever persists even after giving paracetamol Mefenamic acid can be given.

Paracetamol can also be given 3-4 times a day depending on the severity of fever.

If fever persists longer please consult your paediatrician.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Pradeep Kumar, Pediatrician, Cardiology
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