My son is 3 years 3 months old and weighs 14.1 kg. His fever, cough, and cold started from 100.3, so we gave Crocin 240 mg / 5 mL syrup 4 mL every 6 hours on the first day. As it was a viral fever, it was 103.5 at night. The doctor told us to continue 4 mL for 4 hours and give a sponge bath, and if the temperature is more than 102, Meftal-P 100 mg suspension 6 mL is prescribed. Today at 10 AM it was 102.5 (it was 101.3 4 hours back ), so we gave Meftal 6 mL, and within 30 min he became active. The dose is not printed in bottle unlike in Crocin, so I want to double check the dose 6 mL for every 4 hours if it is 102.5.
After 4 hours of Meftal 6 mL (10 AM today), we checked the temperature at 2 PM, and it was 97.6 F. When tested after 8 hours (6 PM), it was 100.7. He was active during 8 hours after Meftal. Now we gave Crocin at 6 pm as it was not above 101 F and he is still not okay. Even after 1.5 hours he is not as good as before and we fell little hot when we hold him which was not noticed before. So can we continue with Meftal 5 mL after 4 hours (10 PM today ) if it is 100 F or above can we continue to check every 6 hours? Is it advised to stop Crocin? Cough is now better than before after we started Saline Nasal Solution spray.
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Yes, you can continue with Meftal as per requirement. Please check the temperature as and when required or 6 hourly.
Crocin is a very basic medicine. You do not need to stop it. You can use Crocin or Meftal or Ibugesic based on the temperature of the child. Each has its own role to play.
Regarding the coughing you can continue the same medications as going on if it is helping.
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