Expired Vitamin Syrup?
HealthReplies.com .. I want to ask .. last month my child was given vitamins (food supplements) with dsa..my question: n1. Do I have to give my child the vitamins until they run out? N2. When does vitamin syrup expire after opening the seal? NThank you very much for the answer
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Need to be clear, what vitamins do you mean? For what indication does the pediatrician give this vitamin to your child? What complaints has your child had before? Did the doctor not explain how to use it?
Vitamins are important nutrients that are useful for maintaining stamina and body functions in general. With sufficient and complete consumption of vitamins, the immune system will be better so that children will not easily fall sick. Most of these vitamins can actually be obtained naturally from a variety of natural foods, especially vegetables, fruit, and nuts. In addition, meat, fish, poultry and other food sources also contain varying levels of vitamins.
Additional vitamin supplements are generally required in several conditions, for example:
To optimize post-sick recovery
To overcome health problems due to certain vitamin deficiencies, for example giving vitamin C to children with scurvy, giving vitamin A to children with measles, and so on
To help increase appetite and stamina
To maintain endurance, and so on
Depending on the indications for administration, this vitamin supplement can be consumed for a certain period of time. Although generally vitamin supplements are not dangerous if consumed long term (until they run out), but considering the health condition of each child can be different, you should consult this directly to the pediatrician who prescribes it first. It depends on the brand, type of vitamin, and how to store too, this vitamin supplement can have varying resistance to continue to be consumed. However, most drugs in the form of syrup should be consumed within 1 month after the seal is opened.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah