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delsym side effects in children

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
I tell patients: To expect no side effects.....However dextromethorphan can cause drowsiness. More significant side effects include anxiety, slowed breathing, hallucin ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience in Bariatrics
Yes: It differs from kids and adults.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Delsym (dextromethorphan): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/delsym-side-effects.html
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Dextromethorphan: Cough medicine should be used for only few days and only small amount------ only allergic reaction like hives or difficulty breathing or overuse with ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
See Below: Strattera (atomoxetine) can cause sedation. In addition, some people will have headaches, stomach complaints, and nausea. There may also be increased ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
More common: Unfortunately as we get older our bodies are much less efficient at getting rid of medicine that we take. This means that a dose for a young adult may ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Sleepiness: Some children will be sleepy at first, and the meds may interfere with school. If the child has been seeing a board certified child psychiatrist, the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Usually none: The list of possible side effects for singulair (montelukast) is long, but most are the same symptoms kids get all the time from common illnesses, mea ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Call poison control: If you or someone else has taken too much of any medicine, call poison control and find out what to do and ow much is dangerous. Call 1-800-222-1222
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: There are side effects or potential side effects to all medications, supplements, vitamins, therapies, and life in general. A decision to use or not ... Read More
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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Not recommended: Firstly, a 6 month old is too young to take any OTC meds except maybe tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin. I don't think ascoril (dextromethorphan) ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
17 years experience in Pediatrics
GI issues: Most babies do well but some side effects are diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, rash and sleepiness.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Fefer-sadler
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Weight loss, insomni: The most noticeable side effect is wt loss due to decrease appetite. I've also seen a lot of children being very angry and agressive as soon as the ef ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience in Geriatrics
Lower dose: The maximum dose for Acetaminophen has gotten lower over the years, as there has been more liver problems related to it, at even what we though were ' ... Read More
A 95-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: The pharmacology of all drugs changes with aging (lowered lean body mass & body water and higher body fat). A drug given rapidly to induce sleep will ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Immunizations: The only immunization your one month old baby needs now is hepatitis b. In 2 weeks, when he is at least 6 weeks old, you may elect to have him vaccina ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Stomach irritation: We usually recommend waiting until about 6 months before starting to use Ibuprofen for babies for fever or pain. It can cause irritation of the stomac ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on the med: Sedation in a 3yo is generally well tolerated when used in the basically healthy child. The term sedation has a variable meaning, with a bit of benedr ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
12 years experience in Sleep Medicine
See below: Zolpidem usually has a 15 to 30 minute onset and has a half life of 2 to 3 hours. So it depends typically on when you take it. If it is in the middle ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Should not.: Croup can dame the small airways in the lung. The duration of the stroid given will be short. However, another option is an aerosolized steroids for ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Stimulants: Have a much longer experience and a higher cure rate initially. Ritalin (methylphenidate) has been around for over 50 years and its side effects are w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Some: Hydrocodone cough suppressants can have side effects. I typically caution my patients about decreased alertness, increased sleepiness and in my COPD p ... Read More
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