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Can you give a 3 year old Cheratussin AC cough syrup?

Can you give a 3 year old Cheratussin AC cough syrup?

Cheratussin AC: Cough syrups in general are not frequently recommended in pediatrics. Cheratussin ac in particular contains codeine, a narcotic, and can only be used by the patient it was prescribed for. Therefore, it is not recomended that this medication be given to a 3 year old. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I have been taking clarithromycin, predinisone, Cheratussin ad syrup, and Claritin (loratadine) for strep throat, bronchitis, and a sinus infection. Now that I am feeling better I have this dry cough that worsen at night. Should I be worried?

I have been taking clarithromycin, predinisone, Cheratussin ad syrup, and Claritin (loratadine) for strep throat, bronchitis, and a sinus infection. Now that I am feeling better I have this dry cough that worsen at night. Should I be worried?

Not specificly: Of the things you list, the sinus infection can produce postnasal drainage & night cough & the bronchitis can produce a lingering cough that may last weeks. If you are starting to feel better you are on the right track. ...Read more

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I took cheratussin ac at 10 pm. It is now almost 3am and I can't sleep due to coughing. Is it safe to take NyQuil if it's only been 5 hrs?

I took cheratussin ac at 10 pm. It is now almost 3am and I can't sleep due to coughing. Is it safe to take NyQuil if it's only been 5 hrs?

Yes: The first med you took contained codeine and you almost certainly took too low a dose as evidenced by the fact that you are still coughing. More importantly you have to find out why you're coughing. See your doc today! ...Read more

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I have a child that has a bad cough that would NT go a way well Cheratussin help her eny?

I have a child that has a bad cough that would NT go a way well Cheratussin help her eny?

Cough medicine: The cough medicine may help some. However if your child is only 6 I would not use Cheratussin AC as it contains codiene. Better to push fluids, use a vaporizer and saline nose drops ...Read more

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Bronchitis resolve on its own? Took cheratussin, azithromacyn for one week feel better but still sick. 2 wks dry cough. What to help rid mucus? Tips?

Bronchitis resolve on its own? Took cheratussin, azithromacyn for one week feel better but still sick. 2 wks dry cough. What to help rid mucus? Tips?

U can try: Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM for a week. One can get a lingering cough for weeks after an upper respiratory viral infection. It is important to make sure this has not developed into pneumonia.Any fever, chills, sweats, shortness of breath, chest pain, change in sputum would prompt a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia. Good luck ...Read more

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Does Cheratussin AC have codeine?

AC = Codeine: Never use this medication without a proper doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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Can I take cheratussin ac and mucinex dm 600 /30?

Can I take cheratussin ac and mucinex dm 600 /30?

Yes you can: But both are for cough, if no improvement, you better see a heathcare professional, good luck ...Read more

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Can Cheratussin AC and tramadol be taken together?

Can Cheratussin AC and tramadol be taken together?

Not recommended: Using these medications together can increase your risk of seizures, breathing problems, tremors, and other side effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking and how, check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Could you give me some comments about the medicament named Cheratussin AC syp? Thanks

Could you give me some comments about the medicament named Cheratussin AC syp? Thanks

Cough suppressant: This is a prescription cough suppresant that contains codeine. It needs to be prescribed by a physician and use care with it since it can cause respiratory depression and constipation. ...Read more

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Accidentally gave my 3yr old, 32lbs, 1 tsp of Cheratussin ac instead of 1/2 after his 1tsp dose of prednizolone....will he be okay...what do I do?

Accidentally gave my 3yr old, 32lbs, 1 tsp of Cheratussin ac instead of 1/2 after his 1tsp dose of prednizolone....will he be okay...what do I do?

Dosage mistakes: Mistakes happen. There is enough safety buffer in the doses you gave for your child to be fine. The best resource for these questions in the future is your local poison control hotline. They are ready and willing to give help. They are not judgemental and their advise us free and available anytime you need them. Call them now to review your question and learn how the system works. ...Read more

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I took acetaminophen-cod #3 for my back pain an hour ago and im also caughing a lot, can I take cheratussin ac?

I took acetaminophen-cod #3 for my back pain an hour ago and im also caughing a lot, can I take cheratussin ac?

Yes: As long as you only took 1 tablet of Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3, it's ok to take 1 tsp. Of the Cheratussin AC. You don't want to exceed 60 mg. Of codeine. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hello, I was prescribed Prednisone, Z pack and cheratussin AC. Can I take them all in the morning or should I spread the medicine throughout the day?

Hello, I was prescribed Prednisone, Z pack and cheratussin AC. Can I take them all in the morning or should I spread the medicine throughout the day?

Together is ok: Questions like this are best addressed by prescribing doc b/c s/he may not agree w/unknown anonymous online doc. With that said, I found no drug-drug interactions (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1936-0, 719-8050, 300-16287). None of 3 require empty stomach. Cheratussin is taken throughout day as needed. Z-pak is once daily. Prednisone dosing depends but can be once in AM. ...Read more

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Went to dr for coughing. Gave me advair, patanase, cheratussin. He said it was allergy induced asthma. Taking allegranothing helping drip yet?

Went to dr for coughing. Gave me advair, patanase, cheratussin. He said it was allergy induced asthma. Taking allegranothing helping drip yet?

Nasal drip: If you have given this medication tegu mine several days to work, then you may ask your physician if you may need a nasal steroid to assist with the drip. ...Read more

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If I took codeine (cheratussin) about 15 hours ago, could I take NyQuil Severe Cold & Flu to sleep tonight?

If I took codeine (cheratussin) about 15 hours ago, could I take NyQuil Severe Cold & Flu to sleep tonight?

Yes,: 15 hours apart are fine, Cheratussin ingredients would be out of your system after that period. Don't take them concomitantly, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications especially the combo ones OTC as nyquil, best wishes ...Read more

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What is ED chlorped jr syp, cheratussin, prednisolone, and cefprozil used to treat for a 3 yr old? My step daughter has to take it and I don't know y

What is ED chlorped jr syp, cheratussin, prednisolone, and cefprozil used to treat for a 3 yr old? My step daughter has to take it and I don't know y

The first medicine: Sounds like a combination cough and cold syrup, the second one is a steroid (use for reactive airway disease /asthma /bronchitis) and the third one is an antibiotic for bacterial infection. You need to clarify this with her pediatrician! ...Read more

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2yr old & 6mth old given tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the flu & Cheratussin but the 6mth old seems to be n pain can I give him tylnol pain meds ontop of meds they got?

2yr old & 6mth old given tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the flu & Cheratussin but the 6mth old seems to be n pain can I give him tylnol pain meds ontop of meds they got?

Influenza Flu: Body aches are frequent symptoms of the flu and this maybe the reason the baby is cranky. If you are giving Acetaminophen (tylenol) to control the fever, this should help. I would stop giving the Cheratussin to both children. You can try Vicks vaporub sparingly on the 2-year-old's chest. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) maybe causing the irritability as well as a possible ear infection.
Get your 6 mo checked again. ...Read more

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Can you take Mucinex and guaifenesin AC cough syrup together?

Can you take Mucinex and guaifenesin AC cough syrup together?

Yes, kinda sorta...: Check out drug-drug interaction checkers at www. Online. Epocrates. Com and www. Drugs. Com, specifically http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=719-8048, 1200-719. Then look for generic equivalents or read ingredient labels. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a brand of Guaifenesin while Guaifenesin ac is Guaifenesin plus codeine. So yes, your combo is already sold as such. Just don't take too much together. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking guiatuss AC cough syrup and was wondering if I could also take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or nighttime cold with it?

What do you advise if I'm taking guiatuss AC cough syrup and was wondering if I could also take Mucinex (guaifenesin) or nighttime cold with it?

Cough: You don't want to overdo guaifenesin which is the active ingredient in all three. May upset your stomach. Suggest you chose one type and take it as directed on the package. ...Read more

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What cough syrup is best to use?

None.: Honey is a better cough medicine than any packaged cough medicine. ...Read more

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Can this cough syrup get me high?

Maybe: Some cough syrups contain Codeine which is a type of narcotic. These are by prescription only and should be used only under the direction of your physician for short periods of time due to the risk of dependenc. The over the counter cough syrups will not result in mood changes--up or down. ...Read more

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Pleas tell me a best cough syrup?

Pleas tell me a best cough syrup?

Guaifesin: Guaifesin based cough medicines are good, but in reality they are about the same. ...Read more

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What's a good natural cough syrup ingredient?

Natural cough syrup: Honey and herb tea. Do not give babies under one year of age honey. After one year of age honey is a natural ingredient. ...Read more

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How can I tolerate the taste of cough syrup?

How can I tolerate the taste of cough syrup?

Flavorings: Good question! Some medications can taste awful. Many pharmacies have flavorings that they can add to liquid medication to disguise the taste. Another option is to chew cinnamon gum after taking the medication. ...Read more