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Triaminic Softchews Medication
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?
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
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
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?
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
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
Can a child take prescription singulair (montelukast) and over-the-counter triaminic cough and cold at the same time?
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
I gave my daughter delsym (dextromethorphan) 12 hour cough suppressant around 7pm and then, at 12:30am, gave her triaminic nighttime cold and cough. Will they interact??
I gave my 9 yr old son nasonex (mometasone) this morning, and 2 kids ibuprofen this evening. Can I now give him triaminic daytime cold & cough for decongestion?
My child is vomiting an has a low fever with stomach pains. On no med happen early this morning I gave her triaminic
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
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
Have 5 yr old girl complained of earache, gave her 2 equate childrens pain relievers, had cough and stuffiness gave her 1/2 oz triaminic nightime cough and cold, now has headache on crown of head and says head feels funny, should I take to hospital?
Urgent Care: Have your daughter see a medical professional. ...Read more
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
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
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
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more