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Doctor insights on: Vitcofol Syrup For Children

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Why is vitcofol tablets prescribed for?

Folic acid: Vitcofol is an indian brand of folic acid, prescribed for anemias or other Folic Acid deficiencies. ...Read more

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Blood pressure very high 200/96 inspite of many tab for bp, blood sugar also high around 260. She has a hb count 8.5 inspite vitcofol 2ml weekly. Help?

Blood pressure very high 200/96 inspite of many tab for bp, blood sugar also high around 260. She has a hb count 8.5 inspite vitcofol 2ml weekly. Help?

Needs urgent care: A BP of 200/96 in someone with heart disease is very dangerous. The blood sugar is also rather high (vitcofol won't help that) but the BP is more dangerous. Causes of resistant hypertension include:
1. Sodium retention - low salt diet and a loop diuretic such as Furosemide can substantially reduce bp
2. High aldosterone levels - spironolactone can block these.
Need to see a doctor urgently. ...Read more

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What is Vitcofol Why is it given as an injection with hCG diet, instead of having B-12 vitamin injections? I have never heard of Vitcofol until now.

What is Vitcofol Why is it given as an injection with hCG diet, instead of having B-12 vitamin injections? I have never heard of Vitcofol until now.

Vitcofol=simply vit.: B3, B9 & B12 in a single combined injection. Could all of these be taken orally, if needed at all? Of course. Why injection? Doc wants to make sure actually taken in, easier, more money for Rx, etc. Would all fit. HCG diet mostly hype. Hydrocodone, dextromethorphan both psychotropic agents, often addictive, not good track records, esp. Used beyond a few days. Seek assistance worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my children ages 3 & 4 cough syrup?

Is it ok to give my children ages 3 & 4 cough syrup?

Probably won't help: The studies done on how much kids cough who take cough meds vs those who don't very clearly show that cough meds really don't make much difference. Many actually contain a med to suppress cough and a med to make you have a more productive cough within the same medicine! Better to use humidity, push fluids. Can use something to dry up nose a little if severe congestion or use a neti pot. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if "equate childrens loratadine syrup" works on 14 year olds?

Can you tell me if "equate childrens loratadine syrup" works on 14 year olds?

It should work,: But the dose for a 14 year old would likely be higher than that listed on the bottle. Your pharmacist can help you compare pediatric to adult formulations. ...Read more

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Can I know the dosage for terbutaline sulphate 1.5mg syrup for children?

Can I know the dosage for terbutaline sulphate 1.5mg syrup for children?

Rarely used in US: The recommended dose is. 05mg/kg every 8 hours to start and yo to. 15 mg/kg every 8 hours. This is rarely used in the us where standard asthma therapy includes inhaled steroids as maintenance with beta agonist inhalers for acute events. Some physicians would use this as a cough med for kids with mild infectious bronchospasm. ...Read more

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Is elderberry syrup safe and effective for children to take for immune support?

Is elderberry syrup safe and effective for children to take for immune support?

Maybe: There Are claims of antiviral properties but no good evidence based studies. And the manufacturing practices of some of the alternative medicines can be of poor quality. The best way to boost your child's immunity is through good nutrition, adequate rest and exercise, frequent hand washing and timely vaccinations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adult's and children's regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) syrup?

What is the difference between adult's and children's regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) syrup?

Strength: Children's products that are patterned after adult ones usually have less, often about half, of the amount of drug in a given volume. The goal is to decrease the chance of overdosing, while applying the assumption that children need less drug for effectiveness than does an adult. ...Read more

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Which is better for children to boost their immunity after illness 7seas tablets or minadex multivitamin syrup?

Good health: The only vitamin which seems to help the immune system is vitamin d3 although Folic Acid has also been touted to boost immune function. Staying in good health and pursing a regular exercise program will likely help the immune system. There is no proof that multivitamins really helps the immune system. ...Read more

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Can fedbutamol syrup be given to children under two years of age?

Can fedbutamol syrup be given to children under two years of age?

Was it Rx'd?: My understanding is that this medication is a combined bronchodilator and guaifenesin, both of which are approved for children under the age of two. Your doctor or pharmacist can advise on the appropriate dose and frequency for your child. ...Read more

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Can children take tablet medications with the same dosage as their syrup medications?

Can children take tablet medications with the same dosage as their syrup medications?

Medication: Usually the answer is yes. For example standard liquid Diphenhydramine (benadryl) as 12.5mg in every 5ml of liquid. If you were giving 2 tsp (10ml) that would be 25mg which is the same as giving one 25mg tablet. Just make sure you are comparing all active ingredients. Many over the counter meds have more than one thing in them. ...Read more

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7 months old baby girl with a cough. Should I give her children's cough syrup?

7 months old baby girl with a cough. Should I give her children's cough syrup?

No: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants trigger cough.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less. No cough syrup!!! ...Read more

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Please. Could you mention the safest anti-cough syrups for children in case of dry & productive cough..

Please. Could you mention the safest anti-cough syrups for children in case of dry & productive cough..

Nothing.: Current guidelines are not to give any cough syrup to young children, but of you were gonna give something I would give dimatapp. It has been around forever. ...Read more

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What would happen if a child was accidentally given 2 mls more of Advil (ibuprofen) children's syrup, than they were supposed to get?

What would happen if a child was accidentally given 2 mls more of Advil (ibuprofen) children's syrup, than they were supposed to get?

Nothing serious: Ingestion of an additional 2 ml of ibuprofen (motrin) is not expected to exert any serious consequence unless repeated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have cough with streptococcal tonsillitis in children under 4? Is a cough suppresent syrup recommended in such cases?

Is it possible to have cough with streptococcal tonsillitis in children under 4? Is a cough suppresent syrup recommended in such cases?

Yes: Although not typical of strep throat, coughs can be seen in a variety of situations. However, I would generally not recommend any cough medicines for young patients such as this. The antibiotics should take care of the strep, and increased fluids would be best for the cough. ...Read more

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Helo docs, can you please tell me if there's any home remedies for children who r suffering from severe cough for years specially at night during bed time... And also neithers cought expect syrup npr anti biotic is wrking.. Has tried so many docs presc

Helo docs, can you please tell me if there's any home remedies for children who r suffering from severe cough for years specially at night during bed time... And also neithers cought expect syrup npr anti biotic is wrking.. Has tried so many docs presc

Clean air: Night cough is often related to non specific irritants in the sleeping environment. These include dust, fumes, smoke, fragrance of cleaning agents or dryer sheets and the like. If you can smell it it can irritate the airway & make kids cough. Dust mites also get into the weave of the pillow or mattress & build up over time. Kids that are sensitive get a super exposure every time they go to bed. ...Read more

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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

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Is marnys junior multivitamin royal jelly syrup ok for children 3-4 years age group as a supplement?

Is marnys junior multivitamin royal jelly syrup ok for children 3-4 years age group as a supplement?

Looks okay: Marnys junior multivitamin royal jelly syrup looks okay for children 3-4 years old. Multivitamins needed if child is a very picky eater and is not having a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 year old albuterol syrup and children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Can I give my 2 year old albuterol syrup and children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Depends on…: Why you wish to give them. Albuterol is for acute or chronic asthma; children's tylenol (acetaminophen) is for pain or fever. Doses for each are based on the child's weight. If u are using older formulation of children's tylenol (acetaminophen), make certain u follow the package directions for correct dose. (if uncertain, ask your pediatrician). ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has a horrible cough and nausea. Can I give her cough syrup (children's nyquil) and gravol together?

My 3 year old daughter has a horrible cough and nausea. Can I give her cough syrup (children's nyquil) and gravol together?

No: The am academy of pediatrics doesn't recommend any cough products for young children as they haven't been shown effective and sometimes are harmful. Children's coughs may benefit from vaporizer, drinking fluids, and 1 tsp honey for those over 1 year. If cough persists, see dr: consider asthma, pneumonia, postnasal drainage cough, etc. I am not familiar with gravol, so no advice with it. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?

My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?

Ok but: It is ok to give Mucinex (guaifenesin) but unless it's Mucinex (guaifenesin) d it would not do anything to decongest your child's "sinuses". Consult your doctor for a rx nasal spray or allergist to find out what your child may be allergic to. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?

My 8 yr old takes loratadine syrup everyday for allergies, but her sinuses are very congested, is it ok to give her children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) with it?

Yes: You can give them together. Loratadine though doesn't help congestion, it helps control sneezing, runny nose and nasal itching, Mucinex would loosen the mucus secretions, also saline nasal washes can help some, if no improvement, better see her doctor for assessment, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Is children's tylenol syrup (has acetaminophen 160mg) safe to use in pregnant for sore throat and ache instead of tylenol extra strength tabs.

Is children's tylenol syrup (has acetaminophen 160mg) safe to use in pregnant for sore throat and ache instead of tylenol extra strength tabs.

Yes.: Two teaspoons of the children's tylenol (acetaminophen) are equivalent to one regular strength tylenol (acetaminophen) pill. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is pregnancy category b, which means that it's regarded as safe to use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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Mucolyte syrup is use for cold?? plz ans me

Mucolyte syrup is use for cold?? plz ans me

Not specifically: For a cold but for the bronchitis which sometimes accompanies a cold!

Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the maple syrup diet?

What is the maple syrup diet?

Yes, but...: The downside of the diet

living on a maple syrup concoction for several days will probably leave you weak and with less muscle.
The major problem with the diet and that it lacks protein, fiber, and nutrients for bruits and vegetables. He risk muscle loss, increased fatigue, overall malnutrition. ...Read more

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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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How can I get some ipecac syrup?

How can I get some ipecac syrup?

Why?: Ipecac is a medication well known for its ability to cause vomiting. It was used for decades to help with toxic ingestion in kids, but fell into disfavor when evidenced based studies found it made no difference. Misuse by those with feeding disorders is common & its toxic potential has led many to call for its removal from public access. ...Read more

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What is the use of ipecac syrup?

What is the use of ipecac syrup?

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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How can the maple syrup diet work?

How can the maple syrup diet work?

Low calories: This diet is potentially dangerous. It involves drinking nothing but sugared water for days on end. Of course you will lose weight, but that’s limiting calories.
A tablespoon of natural tree syrup contains just 26 calories. That means if you have six drinks a day (each containing the recommended 2 tablespoons of syrup), your daily intake is 468 calories and that's how you lose weight. ...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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What is montair lc kid syrup used to treat?

What is montair lc kid syrup used to treat?

Medication in India: "montair lc kid syrup" is a form of oral asthma preventative medication, sold in the us as singulair (montelukast). It is considered a second line medication, used if inhaled steroids and albuterol are not adequate. ...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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Wanted to know where can I get ipecac syrup?

Wanted to know where can I get ipecac syrup?

Unknown: Since it's fall from grace as an aid in poisonings, few pharmacies will stock it & the on line sources seem to be dead ends. The drug was a fashionable way for bulimics to barf on demand & is considered quite toxic when used in excess. ...Read more