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Ambroxol Hydrochloride Drops For Babies
Not recommended: Medications such as decongestants (like pseudoephedrine) and antihistamines (like triprolidine) are not recommended for babies or young children. They have not been found to be helpful for cold symptoms in young patients, and in some cases have resulted in dangerous side effects. Nasal saline spray, bulb suction, and humidifier use are more helpful and safer for babies with a cold. ...Read more
Cough drops: No prolem for mother or baby.Get a more detailed answer ›
Daughter is 12 weeks old. Have got cold and cough.Doctor has given phenylephrine hydrochloride chlorpheniramine maleate drops. Is this preferable?
No: These medications in a 12 week old can cause more problems than they solve. Studies clearly show no benefit of these medications for infants with colds, and the medications can cause problems with heart rate, poor feeding, irritability among other symptoms. Use a humidifier, nasal saline with bulb syringe to clear secretions and do small but frequent feedings. Monitor wet diapers and temperature. ...Read more
Toddler cough : Hello, zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine that may help with allergic disease. It will also help dry up excessive watery drainage. If your child has a cough linked to an allergic condition or possibly asthma, then zyrtec (cetirizine) may be very helpful. Check with your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they dont react with each other.
MixingMedsDangers: You should always consult with your physician before mixing medications. Ambroxol is not available in the US so I can't comment on how it interacts with Hydroxyzine but as I said above - always talk with your physician or even the pharmacist before using multiple medications especially in children! ...Read more
Is it safe to take promethazine with codeine syrup, mucinex DM, and the nasal spray fluticasone propionate?
No: The chemistries are different. The gas drops are supposed to break down the bubbles to pass in an easier fashion. Gripe contains a number of products traditionally used to calm the baby, in small quantities.Whether it works is not clear, as are the gas drops. ...Read more
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is a common antibiotic used for eye infection in both adults and children. It is safe for the eyes. Pediatricians use oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin sparingly in children because oral has not been well tested in children and studies indicate that oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may lead to joint growth problems as seen in 1 study on doberman puppies. ...Read more
Please tell any over-the-counter syrup available for kids having
pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, chlorphenamine maleate, acetaminophen?
I do not think so: If you are asking for a single medication that is available otc with all 3 ingredients, I am not aware of any. You can find some that have the Pseudoephedrine and the chlorpheniramine but not the acetaminophen. I believe advil (ibuprofen) allergy sinus is close having Ibuprofen instead of the Acetaminophen in pill form. That said, cold medications are not recommended for children less than 4 years of age. ...Read more
Is children's sudafed with just Phenylephrine for nasal decongestant safe for almost 4yr old? I know Phenylephrine is ok for 2+yrs. 33#, dob 9/30/11
Not necessary : Mild upper respiratory infections are self limited illnesses. Decongestants such as phenylephrine only treat the symptoms, not the illness itself and all medications have potential side effects. It's better to use normal saline nasal drops or spray. If fever recurs, lethargy appears, decreased apetite, worsenning cough or other complications, have him seen by a doctor. ...Read more
12mo daughter w/ cold&cough.Pedia said to give 8drops fenistil twice daily&2 ml prospan twice daily.The mucus from nose is clear&hear mucus in coughin?
Infants cold & cough: Fenistil is an antihistamine, not available in the U.S. Prospan is also not available here. General speaking American Academic of Pediatrics does not support treatment of common colds of viral origin in infants and children with cough or cold medication. Supportive measures such as warm fluid, nasal saline irrigation and hydration . The viral illness has to go to its course about 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more
My son is allergic to rocephin ibprofen and penicillin we gave himequate vaporizing rub children multi symptomns Mucinex (guaifenesin) ludens cough drops is thisOK?
Likely a non issue : The OTC medications you have mentioned do not contain any of the compounds you have listed as allergenic to your son. That being said, they may contain medications that he is allergic to that you don't know about yet, so careful observation is warranted. ...Read more
Not recommended.: Aside from the fact that decongestant nose sprays can cause rebound congestion if used for more than 3 days in a row, the FDA assigns phenylephrine pregnancy category C; this means that there are no human or animal studies on this medication in pregnancy. Therefore the risk in pregnancy is unknown. As a rule, stick to meds that are proven to be safe in pregnancy unless advised by your doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to take nighttime sinus congestion medicine containing acetaminophen, chlorpheniramin maleate, and phenylephrine with delsym (dextromethorphan)?
My baby boy is 2 month old. Is gudcef drops safe for him. Dr told he is having sinus. Dose prescribed gudcef 15 drops 2times butamol syrup 2 ml 3times?
Wouldn't use either: A 2 mo is congested and coughs because they have irritants,odors, dust,etc.triggering nasal congestion.A good nasal wash out and suction with saline drops should be all the kid needs. Eliminate the nasal irritants and the kid may improve. ...Read more
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