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Child has nausea and vomiting. Can I give Darolac powder and Septran suspension?

Hi 14months son was suffering from loose motion 2days back, our doc had prescribed oflomac and Vibact..but he felt little nauseutic today and was throwing up all type of we went to another doc..who has givsn us..darolac powder and septran suspension..are they advisable to infants.and do they have any sode effects?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
Septran and darolac are are advisable to a 14 month child.
They are safe, but if you find any side effects you should inform to your doctor.
The mainstay of therapy is to maintain and to monitor the hydration.
Hydration is maintained by replacing the losses of water and electrolytes in stools by oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte, coconut water, lemon water sips.
Urine out put, skin turgor, activity, and tongue moisture are used to know the status of hydration.
Continue the medication as advised by your doctor and if you have any queries you can consult me on Healthcare Magic.
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Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vaishalee Punj's  Response
Hi there,
Thanks for your query

I will like to advice you the following:
It is not advisable to change antibiotics very often.
Septran and darolac are safe in kids, but are advised only if diarrhea is severe or if there is blood in stools.
Please give electral, ORS or gatorade for dehydration that kid is having.
Give medicine for vomiting, if he has any.
Please do not give milk and juice during diarrhea. Give him nutritious solid food during these episodes.

In mild diarrhea it is advisable to deal with it without antibiotics. Re-hydration is usually enough to deal with these episodes.

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Dr Vaishalee Punj
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question..
Loose motion and vomitting in childeren are usually viral and they need ORS that is oral rehdration therapy rather than antibiotics.Vibact is probiotic and duroac is alternative medicine vitamin supplement.Oflomac and septran are antibiotics.Both types of drugs are advisable for childeren.All medicine have side effect and these two are no exception,but their side effects are very mild.I think septran along with durolac is better choice.Also give him small sips of ORS frequently.
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Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your child is having acute gastroenteritis which is mostly viral in nature and takes few days to settle.
Most important is to maintain hydration.
Give oral rehydration solution sip by sip after each loose stool,give coconut water,lemonade,boiled potato,banana,curd,rice porridge.
Continue darolac,but regarding antibiotic they are to be used if bacterial infection is suspected.
You can give septran as prescribed.
Watch his activity,urine output .

Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth's  Response
Hi Bhargavi,
Darolac and vibact are almost the same.
One of them is enough !! In fact if he is vomiting,do not give any thing other than ORS ( hope you have been prescribed that)1-2 oz after every stool. Septran is OK.
This diarrhea will take somtime and will get better in 3-4 days time.Take care of his fluid intake with ORS!!
Good luck
Dr Uma
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
welcome to hcm
thanks for the query
is it watery?or associated with mucus?does he have fever?
do a stool test..according stool test antibiotics can be given
for moment now stop septran till stool report comes.septran is a sulfa cause harm in infants having g6pd deficiency
you just give zinc syrup 2o mg per day till 14 days. cont darolac and maintain adequate hydration by giving ors
hope my answer will be helpful to you
take care
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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