Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
173 Doctors are Online

Child having fever. Given meftal P. What is the dosage of meftal P?

hello my son has high fever since yesterday night and I have been giving Meftal P every 4 hours. Tonite also I gave it at 12:30 and the fever hasn t come down! it was 1021 at 12:30,99.6 at 2 am and is 102.6 at 3:30. can I give meftal P before completion of 4 hrs
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  1646
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
Hi you didn't provide your son's weight in your query. Usually the dose of meftal p is 5 to 8 mg per kg per dose every 8 hours. Since the fever is not controlled even for 6 hours, it might be some serious undelying illness so dont delay consulting your paediatrician as he may suggest an antibiotic or orders an investigations.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor