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Infant having fever. Pacimol prescribed. Dosage?

I have an infant of 7 months with 7.7 kg weight (born with 2.8 kg) and is running with fever. Since our pedatrician is out of town we met another doctor and he recommended pacimol for 5 ml. Is this correct amount of dosage?

Immediately giving first dosage he started getting loose motions and is running if 10 - 15 times a day.
Tue, 28 May 2013
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The dose of paracetamol in your child would be near about 4.5 ml, so worry not. The loose motions are probably due to a virus, which might have also caused the fever. Please give him sufficient amount of liquids, esp. those that have salt and sugar both (such as the WHO approved ORS, which is available over the counter at all chemist shops. This has to be dissolved in water (read the instructions on the sachet) and given liberally to the baby to prevent dehydration.

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions if you need to.

Dr. Taher
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Infant having fever. Pacimol prescribed. Dosage?

The dose of paracetamol in your child would be near about 4.5 ml, so worry not. The loose motions are probably due to a virus, which might have also caused the fever. Please give him sufficient amount of liquids, esp. those that have salt and sugar both (such as the WHO approved ORS, which is available over the counter at all chemist shops. This has to be dissolved in water (read the instructions on the sachet) and given liberally to the baby to prevent dehydration. I hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions if you need to. Dr. Taher