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Can an adult take a double dosage of children's benylin (dextromethorphan) night time cough or more?

Can an adult take a double dosage of children's benylin (dextromethorphan) night time cough or more?

Check w/ chemist/MD: Be aware that the dosing of medications that adult or children can take for similar conditions are not always intuitive. Taking double a pediatric dose or mare may cause you to inadvertently overdose yourself. Best to check with your chemist or doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Is it okay if I took 2 tsp of cough and cold medicinethat has brompheniramine , dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine with ibuprofen?

 Is it okay if I took 2 tsp of cough and cold medicinethat has brompheniramine , dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine with ibuprofen?

Sex, Drugs and.....: Ever heard of the Cheesecake Factory?A restaurant famous for...for...oh, I forget...Well, you are now officially a Chemical Factory.Actually,a chemical processing plant. But nothing in that plant will harm you unless you take too much.There's much made as to whether any of that helps.You just have to find out in your specific situation. So,add the Rock and Roll and Sex and you're right on track! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gravol and benylin (dextromethorphan) together? Cough/cold symptoms keeping my husband awake, has taken benylin (dextromethorphan) but wants the gravol to help him sleep

Is it safe to take gravol and benylin (dextromethorphan) together? Cough/cold symptoms keeping my husband awake, has taken benylin (dextromethorphan) but wants the gravol to help him sleep

Cough and Cold: Benylin (dextromethorphan) is used as a cough suppressant which could help your husband rest. Gravol is an anti-emetic which is taken to suppress nausea and vomiting. They may be taken together but neither is used for sedation or sleep; however, he is probably exhausted and relieving him of cough and vomiting will help him sleep. Keep well hydrated and warm. If symptoms worsen over the next 48 hrs seek medical care ...Read more

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How soon can I give my 4 year old ibuprofen after giving delsym (dextromethorphan) cold and cough?

How soon can I give my 4 year old ibuprofen after giving delsym (dextromethorphan) cold and cough?

Follow guidelines: This has an antihistamine and decongestant in the formula. Not knowing the weight of your child i would wait at least an hour. If the child is asleep let them sleep if not then give the ibuprofin according to the package directions for children and see/call your pediatrician asap. Rest and fluids with meds as needed; more is not better stay with in the guidelines for safety. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a bad summer cold and can not sleep. She is up all night throwing up from the cough. Can i give her delsym (dextromethorphan)? She is 33 lbs.

My 3 year old has a bad summer cold and can not sleep. She is up all night throwing up from the cough. Can i give her delsym (dextromethorphan)? She is 33 lbs.

Not recommended: Cold and cough medication are not recommended for a 3 year old. They are not recommended under the age of 6. Honey can be used to help with cough in children over 12 months of age. A humidifier may also help. Keeping the head of the bed elevated slightly so she is not flat on her back may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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Have a bad cold, taking OTC cough meds, 4hrs as directed, its gettin better but am havin bad diarrhea! Taking Benylin (dextromethorphan) mucus & Night nurse.Side effect?

Have a bad cold, taking OTC cough meds, 4hrs as directed, its gettin better but am havin bad diarrhea! Taking Benylin (dextromethorphan) mucus & Night nurse.Side effect?

Peroxide Humidifier: Do you have a cool mist humidifier? Fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and two bottles of water. That will give you a 1% aerosolized mist of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide kills the bugs on contact (virus or bacteria) as you breath in the mist, and breaks down into water and oxygen. You should feel better in a day or two. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Benylin (Definition)

Benylin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more