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meftal spas drops is safe for infants

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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
I don't understand: I don't understand what "meftal spas" is. Do you have more information about what this is? Is it a medication? What type?

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Whaaaaa???: Friend, I have no earthly clue of what you mean. Please restate it in a way we understand it, and maybe someone here will be able to help you. Best t ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Two ingredients: The medication you described contains 2 different ingredients.One ingredient is sold as Ponstel (mefenamic acid) which is available in the us by presc ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stop taking pakn : I would recommend you stop pain killers completely and see a doctor to be evaluated for your pain and at least get started on better medication to sto ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Calahist has a strong anti-itch medication which can be absorbed erratically in young children. I would not recommend it. It for use in children over ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: hyoscamine or levsin (hyoscyamine) is not recommended for infant because of potential side effects. It makes babies have dry skin, eyes, dilated pupil ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Topicals for babies: Topical anesthetics are generally unnecessary and may be dangerous for children under the age of two! see: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/teething-pai ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, and yes: it is a prescription medicine, so don't use it unless prescribed, best wishes
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is a common antibiotic used for eye infection in both adults and children. It is safe for the eyes. Pediatricians use o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not recommended: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using decongestants and cough medications for infants. Saline rinses and suction are however hel ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
For What?: Used for what purpose? And where?
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Simethicone: This is an anti colic medication. It may or may not help. Colic usually begins at 3 weeks of age and lasts for about three months.I find that swaddlin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Studies show that: there is no beneficial effect, but no increased side effects, of giving salbutamol to infants with bronchiolitis. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubm ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, use it properly: the drug is safe for a six month old, the range of daily dose for infants is 0-30 drops per day, check the package insert and follow directions. Read ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnna Thomas
27 years experience Family Medicine
Not recomended: Aspirin when given during certain childhood illnesses can cause rye syndrome. If baby has fever best to go with tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. : Gripe water can be given to a 2 1/2 week old baby. Make sure it has no alcohol in it. There are other medications also that may be used - discuss with ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
They don't work. : Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & ai ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Gripe water: gripe water is safe but not very effective in treating colic. You may want to try probiotics to help with your baby's colic
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
21 years experience Pediatrics
Not lactaid...: Babies under a year should be fed either breastmilk or formula. There are several formulas that do not contain lactose. If the child does not tolera ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Package says no : I can't figure out why, but the package insert says not for use in pregnancy. Inhaled lavender, eucalyptus and camomile vapors should be just fine. Ho ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: No.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Tobastar: Safety and efficacy of this medication has not been established in children under the age of 2 years. Steroids should NEVER be used in the eye unless ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, when indicated-: And sometimes less than an entire vial.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Discouraged: Fragrances or strong odors should be avoided around infants, as they can be especially irritating to their respiratory system.
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