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Child has fever. Is it safe to give meftal?

my kid is 5 yrs old...weighing 17 kg......i gave her colpol 5 ml once in 5 hrs...but temp was not doc advised to give meftal-p 5 ml for every 6 it save to take meftal?and for how many days should i give her....when temp reduces to 100 can i give her colpol again.....because people say meftal is over dose....please answer
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thank you for your query.
Please use one medication only.If calpol is working then it should be sufficient as it is a safer alternative.
Meftal is a good drug and should be used only when a child has high fever not responding to calpol.
Please don't listen to people,kindly follow your doctor's advice for your child.
Hope this answers your query.
If you have any other queries kindly direct them to me.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

It is very rare for the fever to not to come down with simple paracetamol. Normally we prescribe our kids with 15 mg per kg of paracetamol per dose and with this the fever comes down.

I personally am not happy with prescribing any other medication for symptomatic relief of fever. Some time cold sponging helps. Pediatricians do prescribe other medications like ibuprofen etc when fever does not come down with paracetamol.

Please see if you are giving the right dosage of paracetamol. Inappropriate dosage could be cause of fever persisting despite paracetamol.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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