VOMITING AND DIARRHEA:
Vomiting and diarrhea are most often caused by viral infections of the GI tract.
Other illnesses that may cause these symptoms include respiratory infections, otitis media, strep throat, and urinary tract infections. In rare instances, a more serious condition, such as bowel obstruction, appendicitis, meningitis, poisoning, or head injury, may cause vomiting with or without diarrhea.
In most cases, vomiting stops within 24 to 48 hours. Diarrhea will often persist for over a week, and it may be over 2 weeks before the stools return to normal. But to get immediate relief from vomiting if you ask the doctor- he/she will advise you to take Domperidone (antiemetic). It can be taken alone or along with diarrhea medicine.(You already have read the treatment of Diarrhea in – “Diarrhea Medicine with doses” section of the previous post.
[ The dose of Domperidone in children is 0.25 mg/kg body weight. This should be given up to three times per day with a maximum dose of 0.75 mg/kg per day. For example, for a child weighing 10 kg, the dose is(0.25mg X 10kg = 2.5 mg) and this can be given three times per day to a maximum dose of 7.5 mg per day. Oral domperidone should be taken before meals/feeding. Adult dose is Domperidone 10mg thrice in a day.]
|Doses: 7.5mg- 9mg of
Oral suspension: 2.5 – 3.0ml
[thrice in a day(TID)]
Oral suspension: 3.0ml -4.0ml
Oral suspension: 4.0-5.0ml
Oral suspension: 5.0-6.5ml Tid
Oral suspension: 6.5ml-8.0ml tid
Oral suspension: 8.0ml-9.5ml Tid
|Doses: 1 tab of Domstal 10mg
|Age between 14yrs and 65yrs||[wt > 50kg]||Doses: Adult dose 1 Tab of
[ALWAYS KEEP THESE MEDICINES IN YOUR FIRST AID KIT]
WHEN TO CALL DOCTOR
You should call to doctor immediately, if:
- diarrhea is lasting for more than two days and no significant effect of treatment given is seen
- stool/urine color is dark or blood found in it
- nausea or severe vomiting that prevent to intake anything
- severe pain in abdomen or rectum
- after coming back from a foreign country
[The information at this site is not a suitable for medical advice. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist]