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    Thank you for all the advise.

    I just gave him a dose at 7pm along with Nurofen for his high fever (38.2 atm) got up to 40.1 during the night last night, hope that doesn't happen again. Hopefully I can get another dose in around 11pm before I go to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    Yes oral. The 12 hr gap is what I'm worried about. It's also supposed to be given with food but he won't be having food during the night. He is 2.5 yrs btw.
    So what schedule do you suggest? Would it decrease the effectiveness to give 3 slightly larger doses instead of 4, splitting the 4th dose over the 3?
    Unfortunately it doesn't work like that. It's all to do with the half life of the drug. You want to keep his antibiotic levels as constant as you can over the 24hr period so that they can do their job.
    Can he have a glass of milk o/n? That will suffice as food for that dose. As a PP said although charted for 6hrly you could probably get away with 4-6 hrly.
    I'd suggest maybe 6am, 12MD, 6pm and 10pm. Then he can atleast get a decent sleep from 10-6.

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    Unfortunately he won't have anything other than water during the night. He's not big on milk, will only have one cup a day when he first gets up in the morning. Refuses it any other time.

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    Dry cracker maybe?

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    Which ab is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    Which ab is it?
    Keflex 250

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    I didn't think you needed a lined tummy for keflex.
    Does it specifically say it is needed?
    I would have thought an overnight dose on an empty tummy would be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    I didn't think you needed a lined tummy for keflex.
    Does it specifically say it is needed?
    I would have thought an overnight dose on an empty tummy would be ok.
    It says on the bottle before food. I'm going to be lucky to get the AB into him let alone any food.

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    Keflex does not need to be given with food. I dispense this stuff all day long & it doesn't matter if given with/without food unless the little one has a very reactive stomach. Four times a day is generally interpreted as 6 hourly - so most adults only have to take it in the waking hours. You may have to give a dose at 10pm or so unfortunately!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    Keflex does not need to be given with food. I dispense this stuff all day long & it doesn't matter if given with/without food unless the little one has a very reactive stomach. Four times a day is generally interpreted as 6 hourly - so most adults only have to take it in the waking hours. You may have to give a dose at 10pm or so unfortunately!
    Thanks, that makes it a bit easier. He'll probably wake sometime tonight anyway with the high temp he's been having but it's after he starts getting better that I might have to wake him.


 

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