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Rarity in children

Rarity in children


- My child is 9 weeks old and the doctor recommended me to give him lactic calcium because after his birth the bones of the breast (sternum) were not prescribed. The doctor's prescription was 1 tablet a day and I have 20 tablets. Is it necessary after 10 calcium tablets to pause for 10 days and then to resume after 10 days or can I give them without interruption?


Prophylaxis (prevention) rickets in children it is done by exposing the child to the sun in the sunny season, promoting natural nutrition and, above all, by administering vitamin D.
In the climatic conditions of our country, the drug prophylaxis of rickets is mandatory in all children up to the age of at least 12 months.
Most often it is achieved by daily administration, orally, of 400-800 IU of vitamin D in the form of drops.
There are several vitamin D preparations, the most used being: Vigantol-oil, Vigantoletten: 1-2 drops / day.
In the case of non-cooperating families, periodic dosage administration can be used, usually by injection.

Calcium addition is required only in premature or infants receiving less than 400 ml milk / day (in the form of calcium gluconate ampoules).
In case of rickets, its treatment will include in addition to increased doses of vitamin D and the combination of a calcium supplement, in individual doses for each individual patient.
In your case I did not understand what was the indication of the treatment with lactic calcium (the statement "after birth the bones of the breast (sternum) were not joined" does not make sense) and anyway, when you follow a treatment (regardless of what and why) you must follow exactly the directions of the treating physician both in terms of dosage, as well as the duration and the rate of administration.
Therefore, if you do not understand the indications for the treatment, I advise you to ask the doctor for further clarifications.
Alina Pop-Began

- Resident physician - Anesthesia and Intensive Care-
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