A 32-year-old female asked:
can robutisian childs cold and cough cause diarrhea in 26 mo old? we've been using it nightly for a week- is that too long?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Yes: It is heavily sweetened and some children can get diarrhea. Generally that cough medicine doesn't work and cough "meds" should not be used.. Honey works as does Vicks vaporub.
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Wrong Treatment: These types of medications should not be used in children under 6 years old due to possible serious side effects.Diarrhea is rare.
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