Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sunshine | 2008/08/06

Q.

Cal-C-Vita

Hi Doc,

Last night i was reading through the Cal-C-Vita pamphlet and came across the dosage reccommendations.

they say that children between the age of 4 - 8 can take half a tablet daily.

i just wanted to check this with you first before i decide on allowing my child to take this. she has the flu and i thought that the vita C would be good for her, but i am also worried if it would not be too much for her system. she is 6, soon to be 7 (Dec)

feedback from you or any of the moms out there would be great

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You don't need to give this to your little girl. The doses of Vitamin A in particular may be too high for a child. If you feel that it is necessary to give her vitamins,ask your pharmacist for a good children'e vitamin supplement.

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Posted by: Chrissie | 2008/08/07

HI, you can look at Viral Guard Junior Syrup. which i find works well. or Jungle Vites chewable tables - you get a Vitamin C one, or a Mulitvit. this my daughter (3) also likes.
in general you can look at every now and then giving her a probiotic for a couple of days at a time (a week or 10 days). this will help boost her immune system. the thing is with any vitamin supplement, you need to give it for about a month before you can really see an effect. but also have periods in between where they get a break from taking it.
good luck!

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