Top
30
Doctor insights on: Triaminic Cold Medication

Share
2

2
Can you take Zicam and triaminic thin strips together? I have a cold and I've been taking Zicam regularly, I would like to take a triaminic thin strip. Will this cause any reaction or any side effects?

Can you take Zicam and triaminic thin strips together? I have a cold and I've been taking Zicam regularly, I would like to take a triaminic thin strip. Will this cause any reaction or any side effects?

According: According to drugs. Com, there are no interactions listed for these two medications. However, I would not recommend the use of Zicam nasal gel for a cold. It has been implicated in causing the loss of the sense of smell and the fda pulled it from store shelves in 2009. ...Read more

3

3
Can I give my 4 year old children's triaminic night time cold & cough medicine?

Can I give my 4 year old children's triaminic night time cold & cough medicine?

Cold preparations: Over the counter cold medicines do not reduce symptoms enough to risk the side effects including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Try humidifier, lots of liquids (chicken soup!) and ice pops. And see your doctor if he is very uncomfortable. Best of luck and get well soon! ...Read more

4

4
My Daughter Has a cough. Is 4yrs. Can I give her children's triaminic night cough n cold with diphenhydramine & phenylephrine if so what dose?

My Daughter Has a cough. Is 4yrs. Can I give her children's triaminic night cough n cold with diphenhydramine & phenylephrine if so what dose?

Cold medicine: Check with your pediatrician first: depends if she has any other medical issues. (Also note: Avoid raw honey intake in children under 12 months of age given risk of Clostridium bacteria) ...Read more

5

5
Can I take children's triaminic syrup day time cold and cough, or children's triaminic syrup long acing cough while pregnant? I'm 11 weeks and 2 days pregnant

Can I take children's triaminic syrup day time cold and cough, or children's triaminic syrup long acing cough while pregnant? I'm 11 weeks and 2 days pregnant

According: According to drugs. Com, triaminic is a category b drug which means that it is considered fairly safe for you and the baby during pregnancy. You can also discuss the risks and benefits of taking this medication with your ob/gyne. Good luck! ...Read more

6

6
I gave my 7 year old children's pain and fever at 10:30 can I give him triaminic cold and cough?

I gave my 7 year old children's pain and fever at 10:30 can I give him triaminic cold and cough?

Yes, but check the: Ingredient label for acetaminophen. The formulation of Triaminic Cough and Cold that I am familiar with does not have acetaminophen, but does have a decongestant and antihistamine, which may be helpful if your child has a lot of nasal congestion. ...Read more

8

8
I gave my 6 year old son 2 100 mg jr strength ibprofen chewables for his fever. Can I give Triaminic nighttime cold and cough for his cold/cough with?

I gave my 6 year old son 2 100 mg jr strength ibprofen chewables for his fever. Can I give Triaminic nighttime cold and cough for his cold/cough with?

See Your Doctor Now: Important details of your son's illness are not given including duration of fever/cough, further description of upper respiratory symptoms, characteristics of cough, eg. wheezing, phlegm, past medical history, and more. Both viruses and bacteria cause these symptoms but are treated differently. OTC Meds are not recommended without further evaluation. See doctor now for correct diagnosis/treatment ...Read more

11

11
2.5 hours ago we gave our 3.7 yrs old triaminic night time cold and cough (2.5 ml). Now he has 100.2 f fever and gave him ibuprofen (5ml). Is it safe?

2.5 hours ago we gave our 3.7 yrs old triaminic night time cold and cough (2.5 ml). Now he has 100.2 f fever and gave him ibuprofen (5ml). Is it safe?

Yes: Always make sure that the ingredients in one drug don't overlap with the other, so you avoid overdosing (classically, it was very easy to overdose on tylenol due to the amount of acetaminophen-containing medications). There does not appear to be overlap between these two. Hope he feels better! ...Read more

13

13
I'm 4 weeks pregnant & I had a really bad cold & sore throat, I took children's alcohol/aspirin/ & ibuprofen free triaminic syrup, will my baby be ok?

I'm 4 weeks pregnant & I had a really bad cold & sore throat, I took children's alcohol/aspirin/ & ibuprofen free triaminic syrup, will my baby be ok?

Yes: There is no evidence of any problems with the ingredients in triaminic, which is listed as a class b drug. Class a drugs are those few where major amounts of research have showed no harm, but class b drugs are considered to be very safe. However, it is a good idea in the future to discuss use of otc drugs in advance with your OB provider. Am glad you are so concerned, good luck with pregnancy. ...Read more

14

14
Can you tell me about it's like to use triaminic infant syrup for infant?

Can you tell me about it's like to use triaminic infant syrup for infant?

OTC medicine: No antihistamines, decongestants, or cough medicines are recommended for infants. They have an increased chance of side effects from these medicines. Try saline nasal drops ...Read more

16

16
Is children triaminic pain reliever good for earache?

Is children triaminic pain reliever good for earache?

Pain reliever: As a pain reliever, it may help with the pain of an ear ache. However, the pain is likely to return as the medicine wears off, so be prepared to medicate multiple times. See your doctor so the child can get started on appropriate medicine if indicated after the offending ear is examined. ...Read more

17

17
Is it okay to give a 1.5 year old Triaminic? What is good for a persistent cough likely from allergies?

Is it okay to give a 1.5 year old Triaminic? What is good for a persistent cough likely from allergies?

It depends: Children's Triaminic products can be given to a child of 18 months but only those with acetaminophen/dextromethorphan. Children's Triaminic products with pseudoephedrine (decongestant) or chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) should not be given to children under six years. If allergies are thought to be present than you need an antihistamine like cetirizine for children. Check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

18

18
My child is vomiting an has a low fever with stomach pains. On no med happen early this morning I gave her triaminic

My child is vomiting an has a low fever with stomach pains. On no med happen early this morning I gave her triaminic

Prob a virus: Keep well hydrated with small frequent amt of fluid, Gatorade, pedis lute. There is no need for triaminic. Tepid water bath will help the fever.should pass. ...Read more

19

19
My 7 mo old baby girl has had 99.6 fever for 3 days. She also has a runny nose. She's been on baby triaminic since saturday. What should we do?

My 7 mo old baby girl has had 99.6 fever for 3 days. She also has a runny nose. She's been on baby triaminic since saturday. What should we do?

Make her comfortable: A temperature of 99.6 is not considered a "fever". If the baby triaminic is for fever reduction, stop using it! It sounds as if she has a cold, for which you can make sure that she receives adequate amounts of fluids. Also, keeping her head slightly elevated and using a humidifier or vaporizer with keep the mucus loose. Saline nose drops and bulb to remove mucus. No cough/cold medications! ...Read more

20

20
Triaminic childrens cough and sore throat - is 4 table spoons enough?

Reask: I suggest reasking this question. What is the condition, how old (weight?) of child? Just provide a little more info. ...Read more

21

21
My 5 yr. Old son is weighs approx. 50 lbs is having severe ear pain no fever. Can I give him augmentin? What mg. Dose if so wife gave him triaminic about an hr. Ago. He has no known alergies. I have a 5 month old prescription of 875 mg augmentin, whic

My 5 yr. Old son is weighs approx. 50 lbs is having severe ear pain no fever. Can I give him augmentin? What mg. Dose if so wife gave him triaminic about an hr. Ago. He has no known alergies. I have a 5 month old prescription of 875 mg augmentin, whic

M.D. visit: I would suggest using Tylenol (acetaminophen) for children until your pediatrician can check his ear. At this age, from your description, he probably does have an ear infection. Your pediatrician will determine if there is an infection that requires antibiotics. ...Read more

22

22
Can cold medication affect you scroteum area?

Can cold medication affect you scroteum area?

No: Not it shouldn't but be more specific about what your issue was (rash?) and when it occurred in relation to taking the med. ...Read more

23

23
Can combine aerius and extra stregth cold medication?

Can combine aerius and extra stregth cold medication?

Aerius=desloratadine: I suspect that you're not in the states b/c aerius (http://www. Drugs. Com/uk/aerius. Html) is not a brand of Desloratadine sold here. There's not likely to be an issue combining Desloratadine (antihistamine) w/cold medication (decongestant) unless you're an older male w/enlarged prostate. However, b/c you didn't mention specific name, I can't check 4 u. Instead, use drugs. Com's interactions checker. ...Read more

24

24
Is someone on biphentin, can he take cold medication?

Please use caution: Biphentin is a stimulant and thus caution is advised when using cold medicines containing decongestants (phenylephrine/pseudoepherine etc.). Medications such as plain mucinex, (guaifenesin) mucinex-dm, coricidin, Robitussin etc. Are relatively safe when taken appropriately as instructed. So, I would avoid/minimize use cold meds containing decongestant. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

25

25
Can I give my baby over-the-counter cold medication?

Can I give my baby over-the-counter cold medication?

No: Although as parents we want to do everything we can to help our children, cold medicines have not been shown to be beneficial, and are potentially harmful to young children. In fact, over the last several years the government has begun removing these products from the market. ...Read more

26

26
Can I take cold medication if I'm taking methotrexate.?

Can I take cold medication if I'm taking methotrexate.?

See below: As a good rule of thumb, if you have an infection, you would want to leave off your Methotrexate and Imuran (azathioprine) and when the infection resolves, you can resume them. ...Read more

28

28
What kind of cold medication can I take with Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

What kind of cold medication can I take with Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Hard one: That is hard to answer. Many cold medications have dextromethorphan or decongestants both of which should be avoided with cymbalta. Here are some things that are safe: tylenol, (acetaminophen) guaifenesin, nasal saline, Honey for cough or sore throat and most throat lozenges
I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

29

29
If I've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?

If I've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?

Methotrexate: You may take cold medicine with methotrexate. One medicine not to use echinacea but most others are ok. ...Read more