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My daughter is having 102 fever she is 2 yrs old.how much meftal p shuld i give with crocin also repeat the medicines in how much interval?

My daughter is having 102 fever she is 2 yrs old.how much meftal p shuld i give with crocin also repeat the medicines in how much interval?

Please find cause: Crocin is a fever reducer. It may be used.
This is not a drug we use in the US
It is more important to determine the cause of the fever.
Treating the fever may make her feel better, but it is important to treat the cause.
So if it persists, please have her seen by your family doctor ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 yrs old, she has 102 fever .how much meftal p shuld be given with crocin syrup .also in how much hours repeat the medicine?

My daughter is 2 yrs old, she has 102 fever .how much meftal p shuld be given with crocin syrup .also in how much hours repeat the medicine?

ConsultYourPediatric: Meftal-P is NOT recommended in children under the age of 15 yrs. Crocin syrup depends on which formulation you have. Check the packaging material or label and follow the directions based on your child's weight or age. If you don't have access to this information then it's best to take your child to their physician before administering medications if you are not sure of the dosage. ...Read more

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My son is 113 CM 4 yrs 17.5 kg how much meftal p can be given if he has continuous high fever even after crocin.

My son is 113 CM 4 yrs 17.5 kg how much meftal p can be given if he has continuous high fever even after crocin.

No to meftal: Meftal is not available in the US, but from everything that I have read on-line including articles published from NIH states that Meftal is NOT recommended in children.If the fever is high and your child is lethargic,not drinking etc then take him to a doctor.If he's otherwise doing ok then it's okay to just watch.Remember fever is an immune response to fight infection.It's a good to a point ...Read more

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Tell the dosage of meftal spas for my 5 yrs old child in a day?

Tell the dosage of meftal spas for my 5 yrs old child in a day?

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? ...Read more

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Can i go to meftal spas while trying to get pregnant?

Can i go to meftal spas while trying to get pregnant?

Menstrual cramps: Meftal spas containes mefenamic acid, which is a "non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug", like ibuprofen or naproxen, for example. These drugs are taken for menstrual cramps and should be avoided during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does meftal spas affect flow of blood during periods?

Does meftal spas affect flow of blood during periods?

Possible: Heat can increase blood flow and make periods heavier. ...Read more

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In case the pain doesn't subside we will admit you doc has prescribed meftal spas and bake twice a day could it be cancer ?

In case the pain doesn't subside we will admit you doc has prescribed meftal spas and bake twice a day could it be cancer ?

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 to you. ...Read more

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My son is 2.6 years old .He was eating less food for past 3 days. Today he is also having fever for which we gave him meftal-p suspension.Plz guide .

My son is 2.6 years old .He was eating less food for past 3 days. Today he is also having fever for which we gave him meftal-p suspension.Plz guide .

Antipyretics, obsn: Give antipyretics and cooling measures. Watch for any development of rash and/ or throat pain and dysphagia. If fever not controlled in 3 days and symptoms worsen take to er to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I used to take meftal spas in india during menstrual cramps.We recently moved to u.S.Can you please suggest tablet which is equivalent to meftal here?

I used to take meftal spas in india during menstrual cramps.We recently moved to u.S.Can you please suggest tablet which is equivalent to meftal here?

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 prescription only. The other ingredient would not be appropriate to use for menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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Is "Phexin 500 3 times a day" "Piriton CS 5ml 2 times a day" & "Meftal Forte 3 times a day" bad? why am I getting weak and tired? and fever persists.

Is "Phexin 500 3 times a day"
"Piriton CS 5ml  2 times a day" &
"Meftal Forte 3 times a day" bad? why am I getting weak and tired? and fever persists.

Impossible to answer: This combination of meds makes no sense to me. No one can diagnosis over the internet with such little specifics provided. Get another opinion. ...Read more

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I had fever for the last 5 days Which has now gone.i had meftal forte tab twice E.D my concern is about the ITCHING in my hands n feet. What to do ?

I had fever for the last 5 days Which has now gone.i had meftal forte tab twice E.D  my concern is about the ITCHING in my hands n feet. What to do ?

Allergy?: This is a NSAID drug, which commonly cause allergic reactions. Is there a rash? In any case, med should be stopped and if itching continues then medical care is recommended. ...Read more

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Pleasedoctor help me to treat biliary gastritis,distal oesophagitis caused due to prolonged use of painkillers during periods.avg 8 meftal spas /month?

Pleasedoctor help me to treat biliary gastritis,distal oesophagitis caused due to prolonged use of painkillers during periods.avg 8 meftal spas /month?

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 stop the pain from your menses such as birth control pills or an iud with progesterone in it. ...Read more

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Does taking meftal spas for period pain affect fertility and chances of conceiving?

It should not: The medication meftal spas has two medications in it, one that helps with GI motility issues and an NSAID (similar to ibuprofen). Neither medication should effect fertility. ...Read more

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My wife gets lot of stomach pain during menstrual periods. How to reduce this pain wthout tablets? Is meftal spas safe during pregnancy planning

My wife gets lot of stomach pain during menstrual periods. How to reduce this pain wthout tablets? Is meftal spas safe during pregnancy planning

Meftal Spas: Meftal Spas is a combination of Dicycloverine (antispasmotic), Mefenamic Acid (anti-inflammatory) & Simeticone (anti-flatulent) sold only in India. Mefenamic Acid is an NSAID that is considered Pregnancy Category C while Simeticone is available OTC. Check out http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy-categories.html. ...Read more

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What does ponstel (mefenamic acid) do?

What does ponstel (mefenamic acid) do?

Pain relief: Ponstel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory mediation. It is used the same as aspirin, motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc. ...Read more

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How much mefenamic acid is an overdose ?

How much mefenamic acid is an overdose ?

1.5 Gm: You should not take more than 6 250mg tablets per day and take no longer than 1week. Overdosage is variable depending upon your underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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Could i take mefenamic acid with codromal?

Codromal?: Please resend your question regarding Ponstel ( mefenamic acid). I don't know what codromal is. ...Read more

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Could you take mefenamic acid with codromal?

Uncertain: I have been unable to find any information that refers to a drug called "codromal". Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from overdosing on mefenamic acid tablets!?

Not easily but: It can cause GI problems thjat can lead to bleeding that may not be able to be resolved and death can ensue.

This is not something to od on but why would you want to take more that the right amount os any drug at all.

See a doctor soon to discuss you concerns. ...Read more

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What could cause me to be allergic to rocephib and mefenamic acid?

What could cause me to be allergic to rocephib and mefenamic acid?

Some: People develop allergies due the creation of immune response to the drug on first exposure. The immune response produces antibodies to the drug. When re-challenged with the same drug the antibodies recognize the drug as a foreign and release large some of histamine to fight the foreign body ...Read more