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Doctor insights on: Sambucol Syrup

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Is maltitol syrup unhealthy?

Is maltitol syrup unhealthy?

No: Maltitol is a disaccaride produced by hydrogenation of maltose. It is a low calorie sweetener. It causes less decay. It is more slowly absorbed than sucrose which make it more suitable in diabetic patents. ...Read more

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What is ipecac syrup used for?

What is ipecac syrup used for?

It's not: It was once a common medicine chest addition if you had a young kid. Studies eventually showed it was often used wrong, inducing vomiting when it actually made things worse.After a while it was just the OTC drug of choice of people who liked to barf and it was removed from the marketplace. ...Read more

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Lorinase syrup Dosage for 34 mos at 19 kg?

Lorinase syrup Dosage for 34 mos at 19 kg?

Generally not used: Generally decongestants are not recommended in children younger than age 4-6 because of the potential for side effects. If your child is having allergic congestion you should check with your doctor about meds, but a tsp of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) or 1 tsp of loratidine, the anti histamine in lorinase would be ok. But check with your doctor saline nose sprays can also aid in combating nasal congestion ...Read more

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For what purpose is Longifene DS syrup used?

For what purpose is Longifene DS syrup used?

Don't see it much: It is the trade name for Buclizine. It is an antihistaminic drug which has been tried in several medical conditions with limited success. These include motion sickness, allergic conditions, vomiting, migraine, etc. A drug company has recently dragged it out of the closet to promote it as an appetite stimulant for children. I am not a fan. ...Read more

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Promethazine syrup effect?

Promethazine syrup effect?

Multiple effects: Promethazine is a potent antihistamine that can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, weakness and occasionally more serious central nervous system side effects. It is usually well tolerated in most people. ...Read more

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Can this cough syrup get me high?

Can this cough syrup get me high?

Maybe: Some cough syrups contain Codeine which is a type of narcotic. These are by prescription only and should be used only under the direction of your physician for short periods of time due to the risk of dependenc. The over the counter cough syrups will not result in mood changes--up or down. ...Read more

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Pleas tell me a best cough syrup?

Pleas tell me a best cough syrup?

Guaifesin: Guaifesin based cough medicines are good, but in reality they are about the same. ...Read more