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I gave Zoey 5 ml of generic Zyrtec (cetirizine) by accident, thought it was the hylands cough medicine, the bottles r familiar looking, is she going to be ok?

I gave Zoey 5 ml of generic Zyrtec (cetirizine) by accident, thought it was the hylands cough medicine, the bottles r familiar looking, is she going to be ok?

May be sleepy: May make her sleepy. The recommendation for children's Zyrtec (cetirizine) is no more than 5 ml for a total day. You can check with your local poison control center to be certain this dose is not a problem. The wisest thing to do is to contact her pediatrician.

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What's a good cough medicine for my 4 year old? She has bad allergies but the zyrtec (cetirizine) isn't helping. She also ran a low fever.

What's a good cough medicine for my 4 year old? She has bad allergies but the zyrtec (cetirizine) isn't helping. She also ran a low fever.

Her cough: Is more than likely from her postnatal drainage. If she does have a stuffy nose and chest congestion (noisy breathing, wet cough or a rattle in her chest), you can give her Mucinex (guaifenesin) 1/2 teaspoon twice daily for 2-3 days and see if it helps. Take her in, if her condition gets worst, start wheezing, fever going up and not eating or drinking or if you are concerned!

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How can you give a child cough medicine?

How can you give a child cough medicine?

Cough: Age of the child and presenting clinical condition are important factors to consider before answering this question. Is your child having breathing difficulty, fever, could he/she have swallowed a small object, how long has the cough been going on, is your child less than 2 years old, does he/she have asthma.Cough is a protective reflex of your large airways, a prolonged cough could be bad. Call your md.

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What is a fast-acting cough medicine?

What is a fast-acting cough medicine?

Remedy: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. For an uncooperative coughBenzonatate can be effective.

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Can robafen cough medicine get me high?

Can robafen cough medicine get me high?

Robafen: Greetings. Many cough suppressants have alcohol and/or narcotic in hem. See your pharmacist or doctor for the best option for your troubles.

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Does cough medicine make your voice raspy?

Does cough medicine make your voice raspy?

Cough does....: Cough medicine itself likely doesn't cause a raspy voice but coughing can. Coughing can cause irritation and inflammation of the vocal cords as can certain infections of the upper airway, like viral infections that cause the common cold and flu. If the raspiness does not resolve once the coughing stops, or if it is worsening, then see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment.

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Can taking cough medicine help you conceive?

Can taking cough medicine help you conceive?

No: It has been thought that it may thin the cervical mucus but there is no scientific evidence that it helps increase fertility. There's not much evidence that it's effective for coughs and colds either. See a fertility specialist (rei) if trying to conceive without success for up to 12 months if you're 30, sooner if you have irregular cycles or known problems like fibroids or endometriosis.

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Is it okay to mix cough medicine with diclofenac?

Is it okay to mix cough medicine with diclofenac?

Yes: Just make sure that the cough medicine does not have any other NSAID like Ibuprofen in it. If it has acetominophen then you are ok.

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What cough medicine should I give my son for croup?

What cough medicine should I give my son for croup?

See below:: The current cornerstones of treatment in the urgent care clinics or emergency departments are corticosteroids and nebulized epinephrine; steroids have proven beneficial in severe, moderate, and even mild croup. In the straightforward cases of croup, antibiotics are not prescribed, as the primary cause is viral. Of note: little evidence supports the clinical efficacy of cool mist.

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What are some great cough medicine that won't affect anxiety?

What are some great cough medicine that won't affect anxiety?

Honey: Raw honey can be an excellent cough suppressant. Guaifenesin, found in many over the counter cough meds should be ok. Most anti-histamines will help, and do not increase anxiety

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Please recommend the best non liquid cough medicine for adults?

Please recommend the best non liquid cough medicine for adults?

Benzonatate: cough pills or event any DM containing pills. But if mild any mint containing tablet causes decrease cough

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Can I take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Can I take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Yes: Most cough meds should not interact with amoxicillin. Usually contain dextromethorphan or a codeine-like cough suppressant. Do not mix with alcohol due to additive sedating effect.

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What sort of problem is cough medicine abuse?

What sort of problem is cough medicine abuse?

Potential Addiction: Cough medicine is abusable and has been abused. Known as robo tripping (http://bit. Ly/bookse), the specific "high" comes from the ingredient dextromethorphan, which essentially causes a dissociative-like state, alongside confusion, slurred speech, etc. Very high doses can lead to respiratory depression and death. Anyone with this problem should seek professional help.

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Is mixing a cough medicine with milk poisonous?

No: Milk just causes a bit more phlegm production so you feel like coughing but it certainly will not harm you no matter what cough medicine you are taking!

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Can you take tramadol 50mg with cough medicine?

Can you take tramadol 50mg with cough medicine?

Yes, you can, but: Risk of side effects increases. Tramadol use can also lead to addiction, abuse, and misuse.

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Is it safe to put cough medicine in a nebulizer?

Is it safe to put cough medicine in a nebulizer?

No: Nebulizers are made for other medications, not cough syrup.

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Is it safe to give my baby cold or cough medicine?

Is it safe to give my baby cold or cough medicine?

No: Most children under 5 years of age (definitely under 2) should not take cold medications. Exceptions may be made for some cough medicines under the guidance of your physician. In general, this is because there may be serious side effects to those medicines in young babies (and oftentimes they do not work). Try saline and a humidifier. Honey if your child is over 1 may also be beneficial.

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What are the risks of drinking cough medicine every day?

What are the risks of drinking cough medicine every day?

Depends: It depends on which cough medicine. If it is a prescription cough medicine... It may have Codeine and if you are using it daily... Then addiction could be a problem. I would try to figure out what is causing the cough: asthma, acid reflux, allergies, sinususitis, rhinitis (drainage from the nose).

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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


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Zyrtec (Definition)

Zyrtec is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more