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Can I give dimetapp and antibiotic

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Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Yes: So long as it has been prescribed for him, yes. Most antibiotics are best taken on a full stomach. I think with Dimetapp aboard, that is even more t... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Dimetapp: No. Otc cold medications have been shown to be useless in treating colds in children less than 6 years old. In addition, side effects can make their c... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
I never would: A 2 mo is dependent on their nasal passages to breathe.The don't routinely use their open mouth to augment breathing until 4-6m. Dimetapp and similar ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Normally you wouldn't give any, since the indication on the package is for 6 years and up. Trying warm steam in the bathroom, honey as a natural cough... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
I don't: I find this or any such medication will have no benefit to kids in this age group. Nasal saline wash is the only thing I use with these kids.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Usually give : Between 1/4 to!/2 teaspoon every six hours as needed. If it is allergy related , you may find the once a day dosing better like loratadine, generic fo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Cold medicines: Not a drop! dimetapp and any of otc cold and cough medications do not help relieve symptoms, are useless, money-waster and can cause unwanted bad side... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Would not recommend : The american academy of pediatrics has stated that children under 3 should not receive cough/cold medications. Multiple studies have shown that they d... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Dimetapp: is usually dosed every 4-6 hours. Timing intervals for any specific medication is generally listed on the label.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: but only if you are trying to control his nasal congestion or runny nose.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Rich
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No Dimetapp for baby: Dimetapp is not likely to help and could be dangerous to a child that young. The us food and drug administration recommends against the use of over-t... Read More

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