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What is the definition or description of: Dimetapp overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Dimetapp overdose?

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

Dimetapp Overdose (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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What is the treatment for dimetapp overdose?

What is the treatment for dimetapp overdose?

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

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How to tell if I overdosed on dimetapp type of cold meds?

How to tell if I overdosed on dimetapp type of cold meds?

Dimetapp overdose: 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

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My little girl has a bad cough can I give her chidren's dimetapp she is 2 1/2 and she's 28lb?

My little girl has a bad cough can I give her chidren's dimetapp she is 2 1/2 and she's 28lb?

Would not recommend: The american academy of pediatrics has stated that children under 3 should not receive cough/cold medications. Multiple studies have shown that they do not help and there have been several deaths reported as a result of giving these medications. An acceptable alternative for relieving cough is honey--either in tea or as honey-based cough medications. Plenty of fluids are also important, . ...Read more

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What is the difference between dimetapp dm and brotapp dm for children age 4? Are there any harmful side effects with brotapp dm in this age group?

What is the difference between dimetapp dm and brotapp dm for children age 4? Are there any harmful side effects with brotapp dm in this age group?

No important ones: For at least the last decade we have recommended parents not use these cough/cold medications in kids before school age if then. They were once a prescription med that eventually made it to OTC status. Over time we realized more kids were self medicating and ending up in the ER with toxic overdoses. The research eventually showed they don't do much, other than give parents something to do. ...Read more

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What is the correct dosage of children's dimetapp to give my two children, and how often do I give it to them? My child's doctor told me to give them children's dimetapp but it says its not for children under 6. My first child is 3 years old and weighs 25

What is the correct dosage of children's dimetapp to give my two children, and how often do I give it to them? My child's doctor told me to give them children's dimetapp but it says its not for children under 6. My first child is 3 years old and weighs 25

Current: Current recommendations from the fda (food and drug administration) and manufacturers of children's cough syrup are now stating that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines should not be given to children under 4. However, some doctors still make recommendations for their patients to take these medications. Therefore, you will need to contact the pediatrician's office for the answer to this question. ...Read more

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Pediatrician advised to give my 21 month old 24 pound daughter 1 TSP dimetapp cold and cough childrens. Is this okay?

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 more

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I'm needing to know if there will be a reaction or overdose from take dimetapp multi symptoms for kids with brompheniramine and Cetirizine Allergy?

I'm needing to know if there will be a reaction or overdose from take dimetapp multi symptoms for kids with brompheniramine and Cetirizine Allergy?

It is possible: Generally these class of OTC remedies are discourage by the acdemy of pediatrics. With the multisymptom cough remedies your child will be getting medications that may not be necessary with the risk of abnormal dosing. Supportive therapy can help with some symptoms. If no improvement a consult with the pediatrician is recommended for specific therapy ...Read more

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Is dimetapp cold and cough bad for a 6 yr olds who takes it everyday for over two months? My fiances son has really bad allergies and had been on childrens claritin. Recently, someone had switched him to dimetapp cold and cough after he did in fact get a

Is dimetapp cold and cough bad for a 6 yr olds who takes it everyday for over two months? My fiances son has really bad allergies and had been on childrens claritin. Recently, someone had switched him to dimetapp cold and cough after he did in fact get a

No, but...: If someone needs medicine like that for long periods of time, it is best to get at the root cause and find out what he is allergic to. Then you can eliminate or reduce the exposure to the problem instead of medicating the child. Get a referral to a good allergist from your pediatrician of family doc or even word of mouth and solve the problem. ...Read more

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How much dimetapp to give my 4 month old?

How much dimetapp to give my 4 month old?

I don't: I find this or any such medication will have no benefit to kids in this age group. Nasal saline wash is the only thing I use with these kids. ...Read more

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What's the difference between dimetapp and dimetapp dm?

What's the difference between dimetapp and dimetapp dm?

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

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How much dimetapp can I give my 4yr old son? He weighs 35lbs.

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: dimetapp?

What is the definition or description of: dimetapp?

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

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Please tell me the difference between dimetapp and brotap?

Please tell me the difference between dimetapp and brotap?

Dimetapp vs brotapp: More or less the same, both contain an antihistamine, (bropheniramine) and a decongestant (phenylephrine in dimetapp, pseudo-ephedrine in brotapp), same indications and contraindications, read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommend dosages, best wishes ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a 2month old dimetapp?

Is it safe to give a 2month old dimetapp?

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 more

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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?

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?

Stop the: Dimetapp dm. He may be wheezing or just plain post nasal drainage causing him to be coughing from runny nose and allergies. Get your baby checked out again ...Read more

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Dimetapp (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

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