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Infant having loose motions, stool test showed pus, mucus cells, prescribed Zifi. Is it safe?

Hi I am mother of a 5 month old. He is having lossies since Friday. He took Vizilac from the third day of infection for two days. No improvement so showed to doc again and told to change to enterogermina. no improvement so now done the stool test and has puss mucus cells. So doc has prescribed Zifi 50 - 4ml twice daily for 5 days. Is it safe and should I need to complete the course
Asked On : Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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it is definitely safe as most diarrhoeas are caused due to E.COLI. zifi is an antiobiotic, the generic name is cefixime. along with this medicine the childs hydration status should be taken care of with the help of ORS- brand names being - PEDITRAL ORS,,, WALLYTE P ORS etc. Supplement the child with oral zinc- ZN 20 DROPS--0.5 ML TWICE A DAY for 7 to 10 days. if u find signs of dehydration-- decreased urine output, sunken eyes, dry oral cavity , review with ur doctor.
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