Fever Does Not Go Down In Children Even Though Suppository Drugs Have Been Given?
want to ask, my niece is 2.5 years old. fever goes up and down. and last night finally added a suppository drug. well, but the fever does not go down, how many hours of suppository should I get another fever-lowering medicine?
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One way of administering the drug is by suppository by entering the drug through the anus. However, the dose given may differ depending on the type of drug. If you mean a fever-lowering drug that contains paracetamol, then this paracetamol is available in several dosage forms, for example for children, syrups and suppositories.
The use of suppository drugs usually has to be in accordance with the doctor's recommendations, and has several dosage preparations. The dosage must be adjusted to the child's weight. Generally the use of this fever-reducing suppository drug may be given 4 times or intervals for 6 hours with the note must be in accordance with the dose based on body weight.
The dose of paracetamol used to reduce fever in children is usually 10-15 kg / BW every time given. Paracetamol syrup preparations can be given as much as 6 times or intervals of 4 hours if needed or if the child is still fever.
The following picture is the recommended dose of paracetamol for children.
Weight for Children Aged Children Milligram Dose (mg) Milliliters (ml) 3-5 kg 0-3 months 40 1.25 5-8 kg 4-11 months 80 2.5 8-11 kg 12-23 months 120 3.75 11-16 kg 2-3 years 160 5 16-22 kg 4-5 years 240 7.5 22-27 kg 6-8 years 320 10 27 - 32 kg 9-10 years 400 12.5 33 - 43 kg 11- 12 years 480 15 43 kg upwards 13 years and over 640 20 But you can give orally or drink as an initial step, and this syrup can be given an interval of 4 hours if the child is still fever or if the body temperature of the child> 37.5 degrees centigrade Suppository administration can be given if it is not available orally, such as child nausea and vomiting.
The most important thing is to make sure you give a dose of paracetamol for children in accordance with the dosage listed on the label or doctor's advice, so as not to cause unwanted effects. Don't forget to store the medicine in a cool, dry and dark place, and keep it out of the reach of children.
However, if the child's fever continues or the fever does not go down for 3 days or if the temperature is> 39 degrees you can consult further with a pediatrician for further examination.
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