If your child vomits in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Meprocin tablets or syrup, give him/her the same dose again. If your child vomits more than 30 minutes after a dose of tablets or syrup, you do not need to give him/her another dose, until the next normal dose.
Q. When will my child feel better after taking Meprocin?
Usually your child will feel better after about half an hour of taking Meprocin.
Q. How often can I give Meprocin to my child?
You should only give four doses of Meprocin in 24 hours. There should be a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Do not give Meprocin for more than 3 days to your child without first talking to your doctor.
Q. Can I give Meprocin syrup to my child for cold?
Meprocin along with relieving fever also helps in controlling problems associated with cold such as headache and earache associated with cold. It also helps relieve stuffy nose and cough but should only be used after doctor’s advice.
Q. Does Meprocin make babies sleepy?
No, contrary to the common belief Meprocin does not make babies sleepy.
Q. Is Meprocin safe for children?
If used as directed by the physician, Meprocin is safe for children.
Q. Is Meprocin an antibiotic?
No, Meprocin is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and as a medicine which brings down high fever.
Q. Can I give my child Meprocin and ibuprofen together?
Ibuprofen and Meprocin are safe painkillers which can be given to children, though both should not be used together. Instead, if you have given your child Meprocin and still he/she is feverish or in pain you could try ibuprofen instead, when the next dose is due.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 28th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.