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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

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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