Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup

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Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup is commonly prescribed in children to treat fever, body ache as well as allergic symptoms associated with common cold like runny nose, cough, sneezing, and watery eyes. Also, it is one of the commonly used medicines in chickenpox for symptomatic relief.

Give Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup to your child by mouth with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Children often have a sensitive stomach and complain of stomach upset while taking medicines. Prefer giving this medicine with food if this happens. Always remember that the dosing schedule provided by your child’s doctor depends on the type of symptoms your child has, so make sure to follow the prescribed dose, time, and way strictly. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again.

Some of the minor and temporary side effects that your child may experience while taking this medicine include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, sleepiness, and skin rash. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. In case these side effects persist or become bothersome for your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Share your child’s complete medical history with your child’s doctor, including any ongoing medicine regime or history of any allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup in children

Benefits of Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Fever

Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup helps reduce high body temperature and relieve headache, body ache, and malaise. It works by blocking the pain and fever pathways in the brain responsible for the rise in body temperature.

In Treatment of Common cold symptoms

Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup is a combination medicine that effectively relieves symptoms of the common cold such as blocked nose, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness. It may be given to children during upper respiratory tract infection (seasonal influenza), chickenpox, and other allergic conditions.

Side effects of Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup in children

Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Febrinil P

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Dizziness

How can I give Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Febrinil P Syrup works

Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup contains two active ingredients: paracetamol, and promethazine. These ingredients together relieve common cold symptoms. Promethazine is an antiallergic that relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever.

Safety advice

Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup is recommended.
However, caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease as it may cause excessive sleepiness in them.
Liver
CAUTION
Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
The use of Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup is not recommended in children with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if I forget to give Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for the next dose. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule and do not give a double dose to catch up with the missed dose.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup
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Quick tips

  • Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup may make your child feel sleepy. Ensure your child takes extra care when taking part in physical activities.
  • Never combine Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup with other cold and flu medicines as that may lead to side effects.
  • Stop Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup and immediately report to the doctor if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties.
  • Practice self-care tips:
    1. Keep the surroundings and surfaces neat and clean to avoid exposure to allergens
    2. Make sure your child maintains proper hygiene and sanitation to avoid infection
    3. Ensure your child takes enough rest to expedite recovery.

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Patient concerns

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Common cold with bronchitis fever two days Fever with common cold & bronchitis
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. Your child may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs.
Fever common cold cough headach
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab PAcimol 500 1 SOS, Steam inhalation, Tab lording 1OD x 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to give Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup to children less than 1 year old?

Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup should not be used in children who are less than 2 years of age because it has the potential of causing fatal respiratory depression.

Q. What if I give an overdose of Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup by mistake?

Prolonged or excess intake of Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup can put your child at risk of developing serious side effects like bradycardia, decreased blood pressure, confusion, delirium, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, and hallucinations. Always stick to the prescribed dose. To pour out the right dose, use the calibrated cup provided with the medicine by the manufacturer. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give the correct estimate.

Q. When will my child’s condition improve after taking Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup?

Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup usually starts working within 30 to 60 minutes of intake and shows its peak effect within 3 to 4 hours. Your child may start to feel better after a few doses. In case the pain or fever persists longer, consult your child’s doctor immediately.

Q. Where should I keep Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup?

Keep Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake. Also, it should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light.

Q. Can Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup make my child sleepy?

Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup may cause mild drowsiness, making your child feel sleepy. So, be cautious and never give this medicine if your child is suffering from a sleep disorder as this medicine can mask the symptoms of underlying sleep disorders like insomnia. It is always best to consult your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child.

Q. In what conditions should Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup be given with caution?

It is advised to use Febrinil P 125 mg/2.5 mg Syrup with caution if the child has malnutrition, G6PD deficiency, liver disease, or any medicinal allergy. So, do not hesitate to share your child’s complete medical history with the doctor as that will help the doctor decide whether the medicine is safe for your child or not.

Q. When should I call my child’s doctor right away?

Do not delay calling your child’s doctor if your child starts to show side effects like irregular heartbeat, complaints of urinary retention, vision problem, muscle spasm, irregular bodily movements, and sudden weakness.

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References

  1. Paracetamol, promethazine hydrochloride, dextromethorphan hydrobromide [Patient Information Leaflet]. Tipperary, Ireland: Pinewood Laboratories Ltd.; 2020. [Accessed 20 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Promethazine HCl. Philadelphia, PA: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2004. [Accessed 20 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link

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