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Can I give my 2 year old delsym (dextromethorphan) for her cough?

Can I give my 2 year old delsym (dextromethorphan) for her cough?

Yes an no: Dextromethorphan (component in delsym) should only be used at the appropriate dose aafter your pediatrician made sure that the child does not have pneumonia or asthma. It is for symptomatic relief and you can easily overdose a child. Do not exceed more than 1 mg per each 2.5 pounds of weight. Example: a 25 pound child should not receive more than 10 mg of dextromethorphan. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
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I was told give my 2yr old benylin (dextromethorphan) cuz he's 48 lbs and 3.5ft tall. It says 6 and up 10ml so I only want to give 5ml cuz he's same as 6 but still only 2?

I was told give my 2yr old benylin (dextromethorphan) cuz he's 48 lbs and 3.5ft tall. It says 6 and up 10ml so I only want to give 5ml cuz he's same as 6 but still only 2?

Not the weight: That matters, it's the age, for the maturity of the CNS and the unpredictable reactions to these drugs in toddlers and patients younger than age 6. You didn't specify what formulation you wanted to use. Moreover your son needs to be checked for his weight: way above, he is tall too, but still he is obese, kindly get referred to a pediatric endocrinologist, good luck ...Read more

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Can I give my 8 year old delsym (dextromethorphan) and musinex?

Yes, may not help: Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm contains the same drug as delsym (a cough suppressant) so do not give those together; neither will likely shorten or cure anything, but one or the other may make your child more comfortable or help him/her sleep. Avoid delsym with asthma, and see your doctor if not better in a few days. ...Read more

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Can I give my 10 year old delsym and Claritin (loratadine) at the same time?

Can I give my 10 year old delsym and Claritin (loratadine) at the same time?

Delsym (dextromethorphan) only unless: Delsym is a cough suppressant (dextromethorphan), claritin (loratadine) is an antihistamine (loratidine). If child has a non-productive cough it won't hurt to give cough suppressant so s/he can get better night's sleep.Make SURE you follow correct dosing instructions CAREFULLY. Why do you want to give antihistamine? I would avoid it unless the doctor recommended it. Have the doctor check your chidl'd cough. Hope bes ...Read more

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Can a 5.5 year old take Benadryl and delsym?

Can a 5.5 year old take Benadryl and delsym?

Benadryl okay: Benadryl is okay for a 5.5 year old to take. Delsym is for those over 12 years of age. ...Read more

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I am a 21 year old, 200lb man, I just drank 20 ml of delsym (dextromethorphan) (30mg per 5 ml) and I need to know if I should do something or if i'll be ok?

I am a 21 year old, 200lb man, I just drank 20 ml of delsym (dextromethorphan) (30mg per 5 ml) and I need to know if I should do something or if i'll be ok?

DOSE IS 10ML/12HOURS: Adult dose of delsyn is 10ml every 12 hours not to exceed 20ml in 24 hours
you took double of single dose of delsyn. It may make you little drowsy and you have to be careful while driving etc and drink plenty fluids and do not take the next dose which is due after 12 hours. ...Read more

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Can I give my 13 year old daughter delsym and then Mucinex (guaifenesin) 7 hrs later?

Not theoretically: But if nhe weight close to 100 pds & the Mucinex (guaifenesin) is 600 mg you can. The maximum allowed dosage of Guaifenesin (active ingredient in both) is 2, 400 mg in 24 hs. Check the labels. ...Read more

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I just gave my almost 4 year old a dose of delsym (dextromethorphan) for the first time and she is asleep but seems restless and her heartbeat is elevated. Is it bad?

I just gave my almost 4 year old a dose of delsym (dextromethorphan) for the first time and she is asleep but seems restless and her heartbeat is elevated. Is it bad?

If you can keep: Her stable (no seizure activity, no somnolence, no high uncontrolled fever, no apnea, no confusion agitation) overnight by checking on her very 1-2 hours, and she appears to be breathing well, then I would let the heart rate be a little fast. It's most likely the antihistamine in the Delsym (dextromethorphan) that is causing the fast heart rate, and in a 4 year old they can do 130-140 heart beat for a long time. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Can I give my 5 year old a cough syrup (dextromethorphan polistirex) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Not a good idea: Both medications are sedating and can impair your child's breathing. You should attempt to treat the cause of the cough, not the symptom. Ask you pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and dextromethorphan polistirex cough suppressant?

Can I give my 5 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and dextromethorphan polistirex cough suppressant?

Bad idea: Both are sedatives and can reduce breathing and cause serious problems for your child. Don't suppress the cough, treat the cause. Bring him to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you give a 6 year old amoxicillin, ibuprofen, and delsym (dextromethorphan) at the same time?

Can you give a 6 year old amoxicillin, ibuprofen, and delsym (dextromethorphan) at the same time?

No problem: I wouldn't mix them together to give them, that would be yucky. All three can be used at the same time during an illness. There are no medication incompatibilities. It may seem like a lot but it works. ...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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My 3 year old had tylenol (acetaminophen) and albuterol inh 2 hours ago, I just gave him ibuprofen is it safe to also give delsym now?

My 3 year old had tylenol (acetaminophen) and albuterol inh 2 hours ago, I just gave him ibuprofen is it safe to also give delsym now?

No: Cough suppresants have not shown to be effective in kids less than 6 hrs of age and in asthmatic patients (you are using albuterol) there is a theoretical risk of suppressing drive to breathe with cough suppressants. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take benylin (dextromethorphan) mucus and phlegm even though it's a year over it expiration?

Is it ok to take benylin (dextromethorphan) mucus and phlegm even though it's a year over it expiration?

Buy a new bottle: Is it ok? Only the manufacturer could reassure you that taking their expired product is safe. I would imagine that it has lost its potency and therefore you should purchase a new bottle. I hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Can you give a 4 year childrens delsym (dextromethorphan) along with a breathing treatment for coughing?

Can you give a 4 year childrens delsym (dextromethorphan) along with a breathing treatment for coughing?

Yes, you can: Give the breathing treatment first to see if that helps, use a cool mist vaporizor if available in child's room at night. If severe coughing, rapid respirations, trouble talking for child, to urgent care, after hours pediatrics, or ER ...Read more

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Is delsym (dextromethorphan) safe for my 6 yr old?

Would not recommend: Cold and cough medicines for children are not recommended for this age group for two main reasons: (1) in studies, they have shown not to work, and (2) they can produce side effects. Honey actually works pretty well for a cough, and depending on the cause, cool mist or steam from a shower can provide relief. If the child is old enough, nasal saline spray can also help with congestion. ...Read more

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Can my. 5 yr old son take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and then 6 hours later delsym?

Can my. 5 yr old son take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and then 6 hours later delsym?

See below: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that can help symptoms of mucus secretion in a cold. It usually is sedating. Delsym is an anticough med that will not interfere with the concomnitent use of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) however heed the following: cough/cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 yrs. Therefore, most docs do not rec these products to treat cold symptoms in kids. ...Read more

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My 2 year old kid as frequent cough...Afer gap of 2every two months?

My 2 year old kid as frequent cough...Afer gap of 2every two months?

Colds are common...: Especially in young kids. You can expect kids less than 5 to geta cold or cough every one to two months. If cough lasts for several days or interferes with usual activities, you should see a pediatrician to discuss possibility of asthma. ...Read more

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Experiencing menstrual pains suddenly for the last two months. I have a 2 year old girl. What could be the cause?

Experiencing menstrual pains suddenly for the last two months. I have a 2 year old girl. What could be the cause?

See your doctor: If you are noticing a sudden change in your cycle pattern that is recurring, you may want to see your doctor. They will be able to obtain your history and symptoms and determine a cause. You may want to rule out pregnancy. Take careful observation of any changes in the last two months that could cause this, like birth control changes, stress, addition or elimination of medications. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has two pea sized lumps on his head. One near the top and the other half way down the head on the left. They don't seem to bother him,?

My 2 year old has two pea sized lumps on his head. One near the top and the other half way down the head on the left. They don't seem to bother him,?

Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea & sometimes bigger. They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines. I would just monitor it. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Delsym (Definition)

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