Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Daleen | 2010-10-28



My daughter of two was on three courses of antibiotics in a row for flu. The last time she got sick, the doctor prescribed Celstamine, not wanting to give more antibiotics.

Although she is much better now, i would like to know how long should i give her the Celestamine - she only has it some mornings now, but i dont want to get her dependant on it.

Expert's Reply



Why is your little girl of only 2 years on this powerful and long acting cortisone? Celestamine is a mixture of a strong cortisone and an old fashioned sedating antihistamine. There is usually no need for such a powerful and long- acting cortisone in such a young child. If it is prescibed it should only be given once a day for 5 days and the course must not be repeated because of it's long duration of action.

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Posted by: Mom | 2010-10-28

As far as I know 5 days is save....

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Posted by: HMom | 2010-10-28

You can only give her Celestamine for max. 3 days. It is extremely strong.

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