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how do i make codiclear cough syrup taste better for my daughter so she can handle taking it?

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Dr. Craig Canapari
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Use only if helpful: Many syrups have a pretty noxious taste. Codiclear has Guaifenesin (an expectorant) and hydrocodone (an opiate). It is unclear how helpful these medications are in children. The second ingredient may help your child sleep. For a medication like this, which is designed to prevent symptomatic relief, i always ask parents- is the treatment (e.g. Giving the med) worse than the symptom (e.g. Cough)?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Cover tastes: I find many kids will take anything mixed with peanut butter as the cover taste can mask most bitter medicines. Some will do the same with honey (after 1yr of age).

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