Provision Of Ibuprofen For Children Aged 6 Years Who Have A High Fever Due To Toothache?
Tonight doctor, I want to ask my child a high fever because of a toothache that has swollen cheeks, if I want ibuprofen, how come the dosage is correct? My child is 6th 10 months with 19kg of bb?
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To calculate the dose of the drug, it only requires information in the form of a child's weight. But to find out exactly how many mls of drug you have to give, you have to tell the ibuprofen content per milliliter of the drug you are buying (whether 100mg / 5mL or 200mg / 5mL).
Ibuprofen can be given in a dosage range of 4-10 mg / kg / time, so that for your child, you can give a dose range of 76 mg to 190 mg per time. Generally you are advised to give 100 mg or 150 mg per time (5mL or 7.5mL for drugs containing 100mg / 5mL), you can give it every 6-8 hours (3-4 times a day). You can also read on the packaging of the drug that you bought. On the package of medicine the dosage needed will be according to the age of the child. Make sure you always read the drug information before giving drugs to children, including the possible side effects that can occur and drug warnings.
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