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Small child, fever, wheezing. Taking asthalin, budecort. Dosage of omnacortil drops?

my daughter five month old is suffering from fever and wheezing since one wk. my Dr started with antibiotics and nebulisation with asthalin and budecort(at the age 35 days she developed wheezing since then on and off it is coming)...because the symptoms are persisting she told to take omnacortil drops.drops not availble , syrup available 5mg in 5 ml. I want to know how many ml i should give?
Asked On : Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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Please do not give omnacortil ( prednisone ) which is a steroid to your child without your doctors prescription.If your doctor has prescribed the dosage ( according to the child's weight) and only a conversion is required from drops to syrup then you may multiply the same by five to get the correct dosage . For eg if 0.5 ml of drops are prescribed then you can give 0.5 *5 = 2.5 ml of the syrup per dose.
Also I would recommend that if your child's symptoms do get relieved by inhaled steroids ( budesonide etc) then its much safer than oral steroids ( prednisolone ).
Hope I have answered your query.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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