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Both Crocin and Meftal given for a recurrent fever in a 6 year old. Is this a right approach?


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Published At May 31, 2019
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Kid of 6 years has a temperature of 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 40 hours. The fever is coming every four to five hours after giving Meftal. Day one he was on alternate Crocin and Meftal, but we think two medicines are harmful and planning to give only Meftal every six hours on the second day.

1. Please advise if this is the right approach.

2. Is fever coming back after four hours of Meftal common in first 72 hours?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Viral fever may last for 3 to 4 days. You need to give Paracetamol or a combination drug of Mefenamic acid to control the temperature for each episode of fever. Combination of Mefenamic acid and Paracetamol are more effective in controlling high-grade fever, and it also decreases the frequency of fever.

Keep the child well hydrated. The dose of antipyretic for your child would be, syrup Calpol (250) 7 ml SOS or syrup Meftagesic DS 7 ml SOS.

Treatment plan

if fever is still persistent after three days, you must visit a pediatrician for clinical evaluation and workup.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

How many doses of Meftal is fine for a period of three days? Are four doses per day safe as the temperature is above 102 degrees Fahrenheit?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, you need to maintain a gap of six hours between the doses.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi
Dr. Amit Kumar Modi


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