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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)

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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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