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Can you take dimetapp with antibiotic

A member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 25 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Not recommended.: Caution advised: combo may increase risk of CNS depression, anticholinergic and other adverse effects (additive effects) Not recommended, unless pr... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Probably: But do be aware of the additive effects on drowsiness and dry mouth.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes...but: Studies in the US has shown little if any value to meds like Dimetapp for that age group. It can actually thicken secretion & delay clearing of mi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aymee Lopez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes: Yes you can. Dimetapp contains phenylproponalamine and brompheniramine only.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Yes: There will not be any interaction.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: there should be no interaction with the 2 meds
A female asked:
Dr. Robin Ifft
Pediatrics 44 years experience
I : I would not recommend giving a child dimetapp for a long period. If this child has allergies, then loratidine (claritin) is a much better option for a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Very cautiously;: There're some possible side effects especially with long-term use.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Probably safe but...: Dimetapp or other over-the-counter cough-cold medications are not recommended for younger children nowadays. Such meds were used very often in the pas... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Allergic rhinnitis: Sometimes in addition to the above treatment some of my patients have benefited from leukotriene inhibitors like Montelukast or referral to allergy sp... Read More