A 4-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

accidentally gave my four-year-old a double dose of childrens mucinex cough and cold. no symptoms so far, was given 15 minutes ago.

1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Should be ok: This is one reason the government advises against using cough and cold medicines in young children. The benefits are small, and sometimes kids get too much medicine. That said, a one-time double dose of such medications should be ok if the child does not take another dose for the next 12-24 hours. Temporarily, antihistamines may cause drowsiness, and decongestants may have a caffeine-like effect.
Answered on Jun 24, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: if the Mucinex (guaifenesin) he gave her was just an expectorant (guaiafenesin) without the cough suppressant ( dextrometjorphan).
1
1 thank
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chester Mellies
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Delsym (dextromethorphan): Try pediatric delsym (dextromethorphan) available otc. It tastes good and is twice a day.
A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
MGT: I would not advise giving these medications to your child based on the information provided. I would suggest an over the counter anti histamine such ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month