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Infant has high fever and cough. No relief with ibuprofen. Dosage for Mefta-P suspension?

Hi.. My baby has high fever (101.5) and we were giving ibuprofin. But the fever was not reducing. When we travelled to US our doctor in India asked to keep Mefta-P suspension handy and in case of high fever suggested to give meftal. But I lost the prescription and I am not sure about the dosage. my baby is 2year old. She is also suffering from cough . Could you please help. We consulted a doctor here and they will not give any medicine for cough
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

The best medication for fever in kids is always paracetamol. The dosage we normally prescribe is 15 mg per kg per dose.
Normally fever comes down with paracetamol and nothing else is required.

If the fever does not come down then ibuprofen may be given.

Just monitor you kid for any danger signs like lethargy, poor feeding, vomiting, seizures etc.

A simple cough caused by upper respiratory tract infection etc may not require any treatment as most of them are viral in origin.
Just monitor for increased respiratory rate, chest retractions etc and report to the doctor as required.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
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