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Doctor insights on: Can I Give My 4 Year Old Children Nyquil

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Can I give 4 year old 35 pound girl small dose of nyquil?

Can I give 4 year old 35 pound girl small dose of nyquil?

No: No. NyQuil contains a combination of medicines that may be VERY dangerous in young kids! If your child is in pain, over-the-counter Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help (take only as directed!). If they have a cough, then studies have shown that HONEY actually works better (1-2 tsp as needed) than cough syrup! It thins secretions and loosens the cough. Only use it in kids older than 1 year! ...Read more

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Nyquil for 4yr old?

Nyquil for 4yr old?

Too strong: Equivalents for this age group are alahist dm or Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. ...Read more

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I have my 4 yr old son adult nyquil. The first 4mls at 11pm and the second dose 3mls at 2:10am. Did I overdose him? I'm scared to death!

I have my 4 yr old son adult nyquil. The first 4mls at 11pm and the second dose 3mls at 2:10am. Did I overdose him? I'm scared to death!

Poison control: Call poison control right now 800-222-1222. I your child's weight and other health concerns need to be known. Speak to your doctor before giving adult medications. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has a horrible cough and nausea. Can I give her cough syrup (children's nyquil) and gravol together?

My 3 year old daughter has a horrible cough and nausea. Can I give her cough syrup (children's nyquil) and gravol together?

No: The am academy of pediatrics doesn't recommend any cough products for young children as they haven't been shown effective and sometimes are harmful. Children's coughs may benefit from vaporizer, drinking fluids, and 1 tsp honey for those over 1 year. If cough persists, see dr: consider asthma, pneumonia, postnasal drainage cough, etc. I am not familiar with gravol, so no advice with it. ...Read more

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I gave to my 6 year old chlidren nyquil and childrens claritin (loratadine). Is it safe? What should I do?

I gave to my 6 year old chlidren nyquil and childrens claritin (loratadine). Is it safe? What should I do?

OK, but....: Your child will be ok receiving these two medicines at the same time. Claritin (loratadine) will most likely do very little to help with the runny nose, and many studies have shown that children's "cough medicines" do not work and sometimes can have unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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My 12 year old takes 3 mg melatonin. He's been stuffy, coughing and sneezing up a storm. Is it alright to give him the nyquil before bed?

My 12 year old takes 3 mg melatonin. He's been stuffy, coughing and sneezing up a storm. Is it alright to give him the nyquil before bed?

Seen pediatrician?: I don't like Nyquil for kids...nor adults...but especially adolescents. Who made the diagnosis of insomnia in this young lad? And what is the cause of his insomnia? Stress? Big tonsils? Lady trouble? Who prescribed the melatonin and how was 3 mg. Chosen? Sleep study? Sounds like he has allergies. If you'd like to chat: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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My 10 yr old (150 lbs) is sick and I just gave her 15ml of children's NyQuil. It's not seeming to help and she is not sleepy. Could I give her half of?

My 10 yr old (150 lbs) is sick and I just gave her 15ml of children's NyQuil. It's not seeming to help and she is not sleepy. Could I give her half of?

Half of what?: Your question stopped at "half of" so there is no way we can answer your question unless you start over and complete it. Your submissions are not linked, so each must have background and a relevant question. I rarely use any sleep meds in kids at that age, but 5 mg of OTC melatonin may help her if she needs it. ...Read more

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I am currently a nanny. The almost 3 yr old, 32lbs, has a cold. Am I able to give her Children's Nyquil? If so what dose? Tried humidifier and honey

I am currently a nanny. The almost 3 yr old, 32lbs, has a cold. Am I able to give her Children's Nyquil? If so what dose? Tried humidifier and honey

Not recommended: None of these products are recommended for any child under age 6 yr. They were commonly used decades ago, but were more a product that give you something to do than helpful. They usually contain antihistamines which actually thicken secretions making it harder to get up and cough our mucous secretions. Proper nutrition, rest and time will solve this problem. ...Read more

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Should a 9 year old take nyquil?

Should a 9 year old take nyquil?

Children's Nyquil: Children's nyquil has different ingredients than regular nyquil and can be used by a 9 year old. Regular nyquil is recommended for children 12 or older. ...Read more

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Taking a large dose of nyquil every night...Can this be harmful or addicting? 21 year old male

Let me explain: While nyquil is safe when used as directed for the short-term, the prolonged use or abuse of nyquil can pose some serious health risks, including addiction. Some of the ingredients in nyquil can have long-term effects on the body if the medication is abused. ...Read more

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Can my 15 year old daughter take nyquil with trazodone 50mg?

Can my 15 year old daughter take nyquil with trazodone 50mg?

Not: Combining these medications can increase the risk of a serious condition "serotonin syndrome". Symptoms: confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering/shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm/stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting/diarrhea. (www. Drugs. Com). ...Read more

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Can I - a 24 year old female - take 50 mg of trazadone with NyQuil cold and flu?

Can I - a 24 year old female - take 50 mg of trazadone with NyQuil cold and flu?

Not recommended: Trazodone interacts with dextromethorphan in Nyquil cold & flu to increase risk for serotonin syndrome, eg, fever, confusion, increased heart rate. Also Trazodone interacts with doxylamine in Nyquil cold & flu to increase risk for dizziness, drowsiness and difficulty concentrating. You might try: http://www. Webmd. Com/cold-and-flu/home-remedies-9/natural-treatments I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am a thirteen year old girl with severe insomnia. Nyquil helps me sleep, but I know it is bad to rely on. What should I do to?

I am a thirteen year old girl with severe insomnia. Nyquil helps me sleep, but I know it is bad to rely on. What should I do to?

No stimulation: See your family doctor-at age 13 you should be able to sleep like a baby most nights. However, some doctors agree that teens tend to become 'night-owls and find it harder to fall asleep early. I agree the nyquil is bad to rely on -your body will become used to it. Try warm milk, a hot bath and relaxing reading an hour before bed. Don't stimulate your brain doing homework or talk on phone-relax. ...Read more