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Child has diarrhea. Prescribed Taxim O syrup but got the drops. What should be the dose?

Hi My baby is 1 year 2 months old, she weighs 10.2 kgs,has diarrhoea since two days, our doctor has prescribed Taxim O syrup 4ml B.D. By mistake i purchased Taxim O drops( powdered form - after reconstitution makes 10 ml) and i gave her 4ml (100mg) For the first time. It is mentioned on pack as 5g/10ml, and in instruction as each ml contains 25mg of cefixime IP. My daughter is fine, and she is moving around. I want to know if we are giving her the drops, what should be the dosage?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Antibiotics are required in dysentry and not in diarrhea. In dysentry there is blood in stool. Pain while passing stool and fever may be associated. Normally diarrhea are caused by virus and antibiotics have no role.

One should monitor for dehydration in case of diarrhea.
Monitor for signs of dehydration.
They include
1. Decreased skin turgor
2. Increasing thirst.
3. Sunken eyes.
4. Irritability.
5. Drowsiness.
6. Decreasing passage of urine.

ORS should be given or any fluid containing salt and sugar may be useful.
Zinc containing syrups will help.

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Hope this helps.
Take care

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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