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Dimetapp Cold And Cough Dosage By Weight
Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful. Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more
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
Consider "none": These used to be given out routinely as prescription meds before they became over the counter. Now we don't recommend them at all under 6 if at all. So many kids ended up in ER's with overdoses that they took a look at the benefit/risk analysis.If you just want to be doing something, it can be done, but studies show no true benefit under 6. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...Read more
Is it okay if I took 2 tsp of cough and cold medicinethat has brompheniramine , dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine with ibuprofen?
Sex, Drugs and.....: Ever heard of the Cheesecake Factory?A restaurant famous for...for...oh, I forget...Well, you are now officially a Chemical Factory.Actually,a chemical processing plant. But nothing in that plant will harm you unless you take too much.There's much made as to whether any of that helps.You just have to find out in your specific situation. So,add the Rock and Roll and Sex and you're right on track! ...Read more
If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?
Acetaminophen: If you have fever, take acetaminophen, no more than 4 gm in one day. Rest of the stuff is not useful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can a 11 week pregnant woman take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. She has cold with runny nose and cough. What is best medicine for her?
Be cautious: You are still in the first trimester and it is better to err on the side of caution and avoid unnecessary medications. Fevers should be actively managed but otherwise you are only treating symptoms. I do not recommend multi-symptom preparations. If you must take something, take the minimal effective amount of medication for the particular symptom you are trying to manage. ...Read more
As an adult woman with cough and lung mucus congestion symptoms, how many tablets of maximum strength Mucinex (guaifenesin) should I be taking?
Max mucinex (guaifenesin): Follow the directions which say only 1 pill every 12 hours, no more. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Hyland's is a brand of homeopathic remedies (http://www.Hylands.Com/products/adult), none of which exactly match name you mentioned, so it's trickier to determine which you are referencing. Regardless, given that most ingredients are 6-12x (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/homeopathic_dilutions), it's doubtful that there's anything present to interact w/benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?
Yes he can : Yes he can, there is no reason why he can not, probably need adult dose based on his weight. ...Read more
Nursing 14 months old.have severe cold, cough, nasal congestion. which medicine(except tylenol)may I take to loosen mucus of cough and stuffy nose?
Can an 18 lb. One-year old take pediacare (acetaminophen) with equate (antihistamine)? He has a fever and runny nose.
Can my 45 lb 4 yr old take children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough and similasan kids cold and mucus relief together?
Pediatrician advised to give my 21 month old 24 pound daughter 1 TSP dimetapp cold and cough childrens. Is this okay?
Old medication: This is a product sold by prescription 3 decades ago but available over the counter for the last 2. It underwent a formulation change about 10 yrs ago, reducing its strength. At about the same time most realized these products have little value and advised against use under 6. I find this dose a little heavy, by double (when used for allergies). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3yo runny nose cough she's eating drinking playing and generally in happy mood. Cold? What can i give for cough
My daughter has a fever and cough combination can she take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Nyquil or Robitussin?
Cough meds for kids: If your daughter is less than 6 yrs old, cough medicine aren't recommended, as they have been shown to be not only ineffective, but may be harmful. Medicines like Nyquil May particularly harm children due to their unwanted effects on heart. Your daughter prob has a viral infection so get your PMD to see her if she doesn't improve with Tylenol (acetaminophen) in 4-5 days or sooner iher gen condition deteriorates. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can i give a 3 yr old cold and cough Robitussin (guaifenesin) and motrin at the same time ( children's)?
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5-10 mg: 5-10 mg by mouth each day.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dimetapp is a brand name of a cold medicine that contains brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine. Brompheniramine is an antihistamine that prevents sneezing, itchy watery eyes and nose; and other symptoms of allergies and hay fever. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant, which reduces the blood flow to certain areas and allows nasal ...Read more
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