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Have you prescribed brotapp dm in 4year olds? Is it safe?

Have you prescribed brotapp dm in 4year olds? Is it safe?

Cough and cold med: Most of these combinations of brompheniramine , Pseudoephedrine and dextromethorphan exist in many otc cough and cold medications that are no longer recommended in kids under 6 years old. Most common colds resolve on their own in 7 to 10 days. ...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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A doctor prescribed my 2 year old a half tsp of rondec dm syrup every 4 to 6 hours as needed is this a safe dose?

A doctor prescribed my  2 year old a half tsp of rondec dm syrup every 4 to 6 hours as needed is this a safe dose?

Cough medicine: Cough/cold medications do not help relieve the symptoms they are meant to take care of. In short, they are useless for children below 6 years old. In addition, the child is exposed to bad side-effects from them like drowsiness, irritability, hyperactivity. Best medicine is lots of fluids, saline for the nose and possibly a cool mist humidifier in his room.. Try honey for the cough. ...Read more

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We were prescribed Bromfed DM 11/23/15.... has it expired? Or is it still safe to use? Thanks!

Almost certainly OK: Expiration dates are generally not the time when the power of a medication falls outside the effective range. There may be slight decay of effectiveness, if stored avoiding excess heat, you should get the effect you want from Bromfed that is out of date ...Read more

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I am type2 DM taking amaryl (glimepiride) 1mg once daily.i am 30 year old female.i am not getting good control with tablet can I use insulin? Which is safe?

I am type2 DM taking amaryl (glimepiride)  1mg once daily.i am 30 year old female.i am not getting good control with tablet can I use insulin? Which is safe?

DM: Type 2 DM is typically associated with Insulin Resistance. Most type 2 diabetics can do very well if they can stick to a good low carb diet and regular exercise which promotes weight loss and helps with Insulin resistance. Metformin may also be helpful for Insulin resistance in type 2 DM. if all of this has been tried, your doctor can make the decision regarding if Insulin needs to be started. ...Read more

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My just turned 3 year old son was prescribed Bromfed dm 2.5ml every 4 hrs. I accidentally gave him 5ml. He weighs 34lb. I gave it 1.5hrs ago and he se?

My just turned 3 year old son was prescribed Bromfed dm 2.5ml every 4 hrs. I accidentally gave him 5ml. He weighs 34lb. I gave it 1.5hrs ago and he se?

It happens: At that weight the amount shouldn't hurt him.It may well show some side effects.Since it is a combination med it migght make him hyper or groggy depending on his sensitivity to the components. I find little value in these products and don't use them under the age of 6. Far too many kids decide to self medicate at some point trying to mimic what mom gives them to help them "feel better" ...Read more

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My 3 year old was prescribed bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. 5ml every 4 hours. I just looked it up online and that is twice a normal dose. She already had it before bed?

My 3 year old was prescribed bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. 5ml every 4 hours. I just looked it up online and that is twice a normal dose. She already had it before bed?

May make her sleepy: I find little benefit of these medications at any dose. That said, it is a bit high. I would just let her sleep tonight and only give the 2.5 ml for any other doses you use later on.It should not do any harm. ...Read more

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My daughter's pediatrician prescribed her Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup as needed for cough and she is only 2 yrs old. Is this cough syrup bad for her?

My daughter's pediatrician prescribed her Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup as needed for cough and she is only 2 yrs old. Is this cough syrup bad for her?

Not recommended: The fda, as well as the aap do not recommend cough/cold products for young children, as they have not been shown to be effective, and may have side effects. I'd suggest vaporizer, fluids, suction nose with saline, and if over 1 yr, a tsp of honey. Don't use honey if less than 1yr, as there is a risk of botulism. ...Read more

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