Meftal-P Suspension is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It helps to lower body temperature (fever) and reduce pain and inflammation (redness and swelling) both in infants and children. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger that is known to cause fever, pain, and inflammation.
Adhere to the prescribed dose, time, and way while giving Meftal-P Suspension to your child. Give it orally before or after food, preferably at a fixed time. However, prefer giving it after meals as this will prevent the chance of developing an upset stomach. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again. Avoid giving more than the recommended dose for fast relief as that may cause unwanted effects in your child.
Your child may exhibit side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, and diarrhea after taking this medicine. These side effects are temporary and are likely to subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. In case they persist or become bothersome for your child, do consult your child’s doctor on a priority basis.
Before administering Meftal-P Suspension to your child, do inform the doctor if your child is allergic to any medicine or products, or has a history of any heart problems, birth defects, liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, or bleeding disorder. This information is critical for dose alteration and helps in planning your child’s overall treatment.