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Itching, loss of appetite. Deworming. How much zentel suspension to be given?

My daughter is gng to be 5 yrs this april...Its time to deworm her..(Have not done for nearly 1 yr and she started showing symptoms as itching,losing apetite n all :( ).How much Zentel suspension should I give and when..?first thing in the morning is fine? after giving..how long should i wait before giving her food? Thanks in advance for ur reply, Febin
Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Hi
Thank you for your query
There is no protocol which says that a child should be dewormed every year. Deworming should be done only if there are symptoms (worms in stool, anorexia, vague recurrent abdominal pain etc). As for the dose it is 200 mg for small children (15 mg/kg to be precise) but i strongly recommend you get your dosage from a pediatrician rather than self medication. And it should be given in the night before sleeping
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