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Does Cheratussin AC have codeine?

AC = Codeine : Never use this medication without a proper doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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Can you give a 3 year old Cheratussin AC cough syrup?

Cheratussin AC: Cough syrups in general are not frequently recommended in pediatrics. Cheratussin ac in particular contains codeine, a narcotic, and can only be used by the patient it was prescribed for. Therefore, it is not recomended that this medication be given to a 3 year old. ...Read more

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Could you give me some comments about the medicament named Cheratussin AC syp ? Thanks

Could you give me some comments about the medicament named Cheratussin AC syp ? Thanks

Cough suppressant: This is a prescription cough suppresant that contains codeine. It needs to be prescribed by a physician and use care with it since it can cause respiratory depression and constipation. ...Read more

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Accidentally gave my 3yr old, 32lbs, 1 tsp of Cheratussin ac instead of 1/2 after his 1tsp dose of prednizolone....will he be okay...what do I do?

Accidentally gave my 3yr old, 32lbs, 1 tsp of Cheratussin ac instead of 1/2 after his 1tsp dose of prednizolone....will he be okay...what do I do?

Dosage mistakes : Mistakes happen. There is enough safety buffer in the doses you gave for your child to be fine. The best resource for these questions in the future is your local poison control hotline. They are ready and willing to give help. They are not judgemental and their advise us free and available anytime you need them. Call them now to review your question and learn how the system works. ...Read more

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I have been taking clarithromycin, predinisone , Cheratussin ad syrup, and Claritin for strep throat, bronchitis , and a sinus infection. Now that I am feeling better I have this dry cough that worsen at night. Should i be worried ?

I have been taking clarithromycin, predinisone , Cheratussin ad syrup, and Claritin for strep throat, bronchitis , and a sinus infection. Now that I am feeling better I have this dry cough that worsen at night. Should i be worried ?

Not specificly: Of the things you list, the sinus infection can produce postnasal drainage & night cough & the bronchitis can produce a lingering cough that may last weeks. If you are starting to feel better you are on the right track. ...Read more

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