Q. How much Mefcrom Suspension should I give to my child?
Your doctor will prescribe the dose according to your child’s condition and body weight. Stick to the prescribed dosing schedule as that is the best way to ensure the safe and complete recovery of your child.
Q. Can I increase or decrease the dose of Mefcrom Suspension for my child by myself according to the severity of illness?
No, it is not recommended to alter the dose of the medicine without consulting a doctor. While increasing the dose without proper judgment may lead to toxicity, decreasing it may cause recurrence of symptoms. So, for best results, speak to your child’s doctor if you feel a change in dose may be needed.
Q. Can all children be given the same dose of Mefcrom Suspension?
No. Mefcrom Suspension cannot be given to everyone in the same dose. The doctor decides the appropriate dose of Mefcrom Suspension based on the child’s age and body weight. The dose will even change for your child when he/she becomes older. Since the dose changes so unpredictably, you must never give any dose of this medicine to anyone without consulting a doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.
Q. When will my child feel better?
You may be required to give Mefcrom Suspension to your child for a few days to weeks, depending upon the severity of the infection. Keep giving this medicine to your child in the dose and frequency advised by the doctor and you’ll notice that the pain or fever will reduce and your child will start feeling better. However, if your child continues to feel unwell even after completion of the full prescribed course of the medicine, consult your child’s doctor as soon as possible.
Q. Are there any serious side effects of this medicine for my child?
Mefcrom Suspension is well-tolerated by most children. However, if your child experiences any intolerable episodes like persistent vomiting, body swelling, decreased urine frequency, serious allergic reaction, and severe pain due to gastric ulcers, then rush to your doctor on an immediate basis.
Q. How should Mefcrom Suspension be stored?
Mefcrom Suspension should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.
Q. Can I give Mefcrom Suspension to my child for fever associated with dengue or COVID-19?
Mefcrom Suspension can interfere with blood clotting processes which are already impaired in dengue, and hence, the use of Mefcrom Suspension can result in excessive bleeding. Do not use Mefcrom Suspension for COVID-19 as well because the safety of painkillers and antipyretics except paracetamol has not yet been established.
Q. My child is having a toothache and is taking Mefcrom Suspension for the same. Now he has to undergo an extraction procedure. Should I continue giving Mefcrom Suspension?
Withhold Mefcrom Suspension for at least 3 to 5 days prior to a surgical procedure to prevent excessive bleeding. In case of any confusion, do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s doctor.
Q. What medicines should my child avoid while taking Mefcrom Suspension?
Mefcrom Suspension should not be given along with medicines like blood thinners, water pills, and aminoglycosides (amikacin, gentamicin, streptomycin).