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Dextromethorphan Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Delsym allergy: Delsym (dextromethorphan) is used in the treatment of non-productive coughs. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse reactions see: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/delsym-extended-release-liquid. Html ...Read more
Dextromethorphan: Is a medication used as a cough suppressant in various cough/cold preparations. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli (antigens), and can occur with any drug, usually with very low probability. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild (hives) to life-threatening (anaphylaxis). ...Read more
Hi, have terrible allergies and a cold Took delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) not getting much relief. Can I take symbcort now?
Regular medication: If you have cold symptoms it is more important than ever to take your regularly scheduled allergy/asthma medication. Delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be taken at the same time but if not helping, please call your doctor and discuss which part of your asthma action plan should be used. ...Read more
Can I give my 2 1/2 year old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Delsym for allergies/cough due to allergies?
2 1/2: Absolutely not until you get permission from the Pediatrician! ...Read more
Can 4 yo get a steroid injection or po? She has had allergies and/or cold (per dr) going on 2 months now. Neither claritin or xyryec and Delsym..
Rarely indicated: Children are not just small adults. The steroid injections many adults get for sinus relief, etc. Are rarely indicated in kids. They can impair their developing immune system. Steroid nasal sprays are relatively low risk and often help. Some kids with asthma flare ups will take a 4-5 day oral burst but that is condition specific. ...Read more
I took diphenhydramine hydrochloride with guaifenesin /dextromethorphan to treat congestion and allergies would it be okay to take albuterol?
Can you give a 4 year childrens delsym (dextromethorphan) along with a breathing treatment for coughing?
Can an adult take a double dosage of children's benylin (dextromethorphan) night time cough or more?
You can: Call National Poison control line at (800) 222-1222 or take him to the ER. Don't know his age. Please DON"T try to get emergency care via a general health education site - that is putting your child at risk - as you have no way to know when we will answer your question or if we will answer it. ...Read more
Blood test: Dextromethorphan can be measured in the blood, but one would need a suspicion of an overdose in order to obtain this test. Dextromethorphan is structurally related to the opiate receptor agonist, codeine, and symptoms can include drowsiness, dizziness, disorientation, seizures and breathing irregularities. It is important to let the physician know all medications taken, including otc preparations. ...Read more
Is a 12 hour otc cough suppressant only. If you only have a cough, this one is a good choice. It even comes in grape or orange flavors for the discriminating palate.
Don't forget to treat the cause of the cough, which is frequently post nasal drip. Use a humidifier when heat is on in house. Breathe in steamy showers through nose. Use saline nasal spray frequently to keep membranes moist! ...Read more
Constipated: At the least you will likely end up very constipated, nauseated, and dopey. If these side effects don't curb your sexual drive, the drug will. If you take a load of it, it will act like heroin. Thus too much will depends on how much. Doubling the usual dose likely will not hurt you and there is no evidence that this affects fertility per se. ...Read more
I tell patients: To expect no side effects.....However dextromethorphan can cause drowsiness. More significant side effects include anxiety, slowed breathing, hallucinations all of which require attention. Hopefully it will also suppress a cough which is usually why it is prescribed. Www. Drugs. Com has a lot of good information if you want to check it out. ...Read more
Dextro & Thyroid: Even though Dextro has Bromide, its effect on raising the thyroid function is minimal, unless toxicity. ...Read more