Vomiting And Diarrhea | Medicinal Treatment With Doses

 

 

VOMITING AND DIARRHEA:

Vomiting and diarrhea are most often caused by viral infections of the GI tract.vomiting and diarrhea

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.

VOMITING AND DIARRHEA | TREATMENT:

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.vomiting

DOMPERIDONE DOSES:

If nausea or vomiting occurs – Domperidone (antiemetic) can be taken.  [popular brand name- Domstal tabSuspension or Dom 10mg DT Tab]

[ 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.]

Age 1-2yrs [wt-10-12kg]

 

Doses: 7.5mg- 9mg of

Domstal

Oral suspension: 2.5 – 3.0ml

[thrice in a day(TID)]

Age2-4yrs [wt-12-16kg]

 

Doses:9-12mg

Oral suspension: 3.0ml -4.0ml

(TID)

Age4-6yrs [wt-16-20kg] Doses:12-15mg

Oral suspension: 4.0-5.0ml

(TID)

Age6-8yrs [wt-20-26kg]

 

Doses:15mg-19.5mg

Oral suspension: 5.0-6.5ml  Tid

 

Age8-10yrs [wt-26-32kg] Doses: 19.5mg-24mg

Oral suspension: 6.5ml-8.0ml tid

 

 

Age10-12yrs [wt-32-39kg] Doses: 24mg-28.5mg

Oral suspension: 8.0ml-9.5ml Tid

Age12-14yrs [wt-40-50kg]

 

Doses:  1 tab of Domstal 10mg

Tid

Age between 14yrs and 65yrs [wt > 50kg] Doses: Adult dose 1 Tab of

Domstal 10mg-Tid

 

[ALWAYS KEEP THESE MEDICINES IN YOUR FIRST AID KIT]

WHEN TO CALL DOCTOR

 You should call to doctor immediately, if:

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  • 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]

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