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Please notify the: Prescribing physician so that alternatives can be discussed. ...Read more
Recommended dose: For adult: 11.25mL every 4–6 hrs; max 67.5mL/day. Always ask your doctor about your medication. ...Read more
Check ingredients: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is Acetaminophen so you will want to make sure that this is not listed as an ingredient in wal tap elixir. You also did not mention the age of your child. You should always check with your child's doctor before mixing medications. Safety first. Good luck. ...Read more
New bottle is better: You could probably give your child the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) without any adverse side effects. Perhaps the potency has decreased but if the medicine was properly stored, it shouldn't cause any harm. But if the medicine has been expired for two months, it's probably been in your cupboard for over two years. If your child had a bad allergic reaction, you'd feel a lot better knowing the medicine was still good. ...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.
Dimetapp: Is usually dosed every 4-6 hours. Timing intervals for any specific medication is generally listed on the label. ...Read more
No: Years ago this medication was used frequently in infants and children, but not any more. Reports of apnea, failure to breathe, with tragic results began appearing in kids under 2 years of age. There is a black box warning on this med for use in infants. If you have it on hand, store it for later use. ...Read more
My sister tested positive for alcohol in her court appointed UA, she has substituted Xylotol, in her baking, coffe ect, also a valerian elixir, ?
Not quite sure: What your question is. Please consider resubmitting with a clear & specific question. ...Read more
14 years expired acetaminophen w codeine elixir. Safe? What is likelihood of opioid/codeine amount still present?
Not even a question: THROW IT OUT!Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it dangerous if you swallow a bit of Decadron (dexamethasone) elixir when using as rinse for oral linchen planus?
No: If you swallow the whole thing, you may end up with side effects from the cortisone. The small amounts you are swallowing is not likely to cause problem. ...Read more
Our son has had a fever for a few days...it is under control now but he keeps breaking out in hives. How often can we give him Allergex Elixir?
4 hourly: Give every 4 hours if it helps ...Read more
My son is nearing 36mos., 34lbs. Is 7.5ml of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) elixir 125mg/5ml every 8hrs too much? Also, prescription Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has 14% alcohol. Does OTC as well?
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 more
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
Probably safe: As you know we try to avoid most of medications, now in review of this elixir it is made on the base of tyme, which is fairy safe. If possible I would recommend a lots of fluids and humidified air. ...Read more
What is the difference between Donnatal Elixir and Donnatal tabs? They gave me Donnatal elixir for stomach ulcer pain, would that be ok?
No Difference: One is a liquid form of the medication and one is a tablet form of the same medication. ...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
I am 5 weeks pregnant and have taken benadryl elixir to help me sleep. I see now that it has cinnamon in it. Will this cause a miscarriage?
Cinnamon will not cause miscarriage. For the sake of your and your baby's health, you should be under the care of an obstetrician. If you have not seen one, please see one at your earliest.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more