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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
No ...: Croup is an infection (typically viral) of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). Characterised by a barking cough, hoarse voice and noisy breathing. It is most common in young children as their airways are narrow and more prone to swelling. In moderate or severe croup a child may be treated with oral steroid. Cough medicines not recommended. See http://patient.info/health/croup-leaflet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take alka seltzer for cold with Lexapro (escitalopram) that contains acetaminophen
It's okay: It should not cause any harm to take alka seltzer while you have a cold. ...Read more
Ultimately : Given enough time, all medications will expire. This means that the medication has lost its therapeutic action. Everything gets old, even medications. The decay rate differs with different drugs. ...Read more
Please tell any over-the-counter syrup available for kids having
pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, chlorphenamine maleate, acetaminophen?
I do not think so: If you are asking for a single medication that is available otc with all 3 ingredients, I am not aware of any. You can find some that have the Pseudoephedrine and the chlorpheniramine but not the acetaminophen. I believe advil (ibuprofen) allergy sinus is close having Ibuprofen instead of the Acetaminophen in pill form. That said, cold medications are not recommended for children less than 4 years of age. ...Read more
Is it safe to take nighttime sinus congestion medicine containing acetaminophen, chlorpheniramin maleate, and phenylephrine with delsym (dextromethorphan)?
Yes.: Overdose could be lethal (http://www.bromfeddm.com/About%20Us/) If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Read below: For an adult taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm the max dose is 4 tablets in 24 hours. Ideally you take it 1-2 tablets every 12 hours. To maximize its effectiveness, you should drink plenty of water. If it is Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm maximum strength then max dose is 2 tabs/24 hours by taking 1 tab every 12 hours. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can combine these two medications. ...Read more
How often can I give my 2 year 11 mo. old/36 lbs. 1/2 tsp. Of Dimetapp elixir? He had some at 730am.
Hi is it safe to use dimetapp elixir to my baby (7 months old)? His doctor said that it is ok. I am worried because it is said it is not recommended f
I am glad you are: Worried and being cautious. True it is not recommended because most of these medications have not been tried and tested amongst children less than two years old! that is why you see " ask your pediatrician " on all the medicine packaging and bottles. However , it is safe to use dimetapp under your doctors recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I give Dimetapp Elixir Colour Free Cold&Allergy, which has exp 03 2014 and been stored in the fridge since I bought it in Jan 14, to my 11 yr old?
You should be ok: Generally, it is not advisable to take medications after the expiration date as they may lose chemical properties that make them effective. However, it may work and is unlikely to cause any harm. ...Read more
Can I give my 18 month old children's dimetapp dm elixir cold&cough?? And how much if so?? Also am I able to give with Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or Motrin?? Thanks
Better not: Not recommended for this age group, if child is coughing a lot uncontrollably, you need to see your child's doctor, wish you both wellness ...Read more
Dimetapp: Dimetapp contains and antihistamine (bromphenyramine) and a decongestant (pseudoepherine, phenylephrine or phenylpropanoolamine). The dm version has both ingredients of dimetapp with added cough suppressant (dextromethorphan). Both medications are not recommended to children aged below 6 years old. ...Read more
Dimetapp overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. "Symptoms of overdose may include: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, stomach/abdominal pain, extreme tiredness, agitation, confusion, flushing, hallucinations, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, seizures. In children, excitement may occur first, and may be followed by: loss of coordination, drowsiness, loss of > ...Read more
Usually give : Between 1/4 to!/2 teaspoon every six hours as needed. If it is allergy related , you may find the once a day dosing better like loratadine, generic for claritin, or zyrtec (cetirizine ).Coughing is most likely from postnasal dainage.If with any other signs and symptoms and worsening condition, please make appointment to see pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold medicine: 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 passages to open up. ...Read more
I never would: A 2 mo is dependent on their nasal passages to breathe.The don't routinely use their open mouth to augment breathing until 4-6m. Dimetapp and similar drugs (once prescription meds) work by drying secretions,thickening the buggers, making any drainage in a babies nose thicker. Useing this is one way to make it harder for them to breathe. Nasal saline washout is the best Rx for a 2 mo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Normally you wouldn't give any, since the indication on the package is for 6 years and up. Trying warm steam in the bathroom, honey as a natural cough suppressant, and warm liquids may help first. However, if those aren't helping, you can get away with one teaspoon every 6 hours. ...Read more
I have a 6 month old and his dr told me he could take 1/4 t spoon od dimetapp dm is this true he is coughing so hard he is pukeing
Dimetapp oversoe: Careful observation in the ed of a hospital is recommended. Call poison control center - 1-800-222-1222 if necessary. Dimetapp contains an antihistamine and decongestants. Oding on it can cause marked either drowsiness or sleeplessness, irritability, dryness of the mouth, elevated blood pressure, headache, etc. ...Read more