A 4-year-old male asked:
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im needing to know if there will be a reaction or overdose from take dimetapp multi symptoms for kids with brompheniramine and cetirizine allergy?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Antihistamine: Both brompheniramine and cetirizine are antihistamines. Taking both medications is like taking a double dose- however not an overdose. Increased sleepiness may be the main effect.
Answered on Aug 20, 2019
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Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
It is possible: Generally these class of OTC remedies are discourage by the acdemy of pediatrics. With the multisymptom cough remedies your child will be getting medications that may not be necessary with the risk of abnormal dosing. Supportive therapy can help with some symptoms. If no improvement a consult with the pediatrician is recommended for specific therapy
Answered on Jan 17, 2017
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Altho children over the age of 2 can take antihistamines under the supervision of their physician, no one of any age should take two antihistamine (in this case brompheniramine & Cetirizine) at the same time.
Jan 17, 2017

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