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Loose stool, fever, lower abdomen pain. Taken Metronidazole. Want to take Cotrimoxazole. Is this combination safe?

my son is 3 years old, 20kilos, had taken metronidazole for 7 days but after 2 days w/o intake of metronidazole 125gmg/5ml, amoeba again strikes back to 1st day loosen stool , fever & lower abdominal pain .. is ot safe to let my son take metronidazole again for another 7 days & let him also take contrimozaxole since WBC in stoll had reached to 6-8/hpf..thanks
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Usually, one correct course of metronidazole is enough to relieve the patient with acute amoebic dysentery. You may start co-trimoxazole, but only after seeing his doctor. There is no harm in repeating the metro either.
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