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close this bookTreating Measles in Children (Document & Slides) (WHO - OMS, 1997, 60 p.)
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View the documentACKNOWLEDGMENTS
View the documentINTRODUCTION TO THE SLIDE SET AND BOOKLET
Open this folder and view contentsPart 1. EPIDEMIOLOGY
Open this folder and view contentsPart 2. NATURAL HISTORY OF MEASLES
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View the documentAppendix A. Questions for use by facilitators
View the documentAppendix B. Evaluation of measles case management
View the documentAppendix C. Drug doses for treatment of measles

Appendix C. Drug doses for treatment of measles

Drug and formulation

Age in years

Doses per day


<1

1-3

>3



Weight in kgs



6-9

10-14

>14


Paracetamol

100-mg tablets

1

1

4


500-mg tablets

¼

¼

½

4

Ampicillin

250-mg tablets

½

½

1

4


250 mg/5 ml elixir

2.5 ml

5 ml

5 ml

4

Amoxycillin

250-mg tablets

½

½

1

3


125 mg/5 ml elixir

5 ml

10 ml

10 ml

3

*Cotrimoxazole

Adult tabs

½

½

1

2


Pediatric tabs

2

3

3

2


Pediatric elixir

5 ml

7.5 ml

7.5 ml

2

Chloramphenicol

250-mg capsules

-

1

1

4


125 mg/5 ml elixir

8 ml

12 ml

15 ml

4

Cloxacillin

250-mg capsules

-

1

1

4


125 mg/5 ml elixir

5 ml

7.5 ml

10 ml

4

Nalidixic acid

125 mg/5 ml elixir

5 ml

7.5 ml

10 ml

4

Procaine penicillin injection

(in IU)

400 000

800 000

800 000

1

* Cotrimoxazole (a fixed combination (1:5) of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole):

- Adult tablet contains 80 mg of trimethoprim
- Pediatric tablet contains 20 mg of trimethoprim
- Pediatric elixir contains 40 mg of trimethoprim per 5 ml

Nebulized adrenaline: Mix 1 ml of adrenaline (1:1000) with 2 ml of sterile water; administer every 2 hours under close observation.