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Is cphen effective for treating persistent cough in my 5year old?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: If Dr. is monitoring

Cough and cold medicines are no longer used for younger children (partly due to government recommendations a few years ago).
However, a school-aged child with an ongoing relationship with his doctor, who can monitor his progress on cough and cold medicines, may use such medicines. C-phen has a sedating antihistamine (chlorpheniramine), a decongestant (phenylephrine), and a cough suppressant (dm).

In brief: If Dr. is monitoring

Cough and cold medicines are no longer used for younger children (partly due to government recommendations a few years ago).
However, a school-aged child with an ongoing relationship with his doctor, who can monitor his progress on cough and cold medicines, may use such medicines. C-phen has a sedating antihistamine (chlorpheniramine), a decongestant (phenylephrine), and a cough suppressant (dm).
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Probably not

It would be unwise to continue to use "cold medicine, " especially if cough persists over 7 days or worsens.
Proper evaluation by primary care physician is recommended.

In brief: Probably not

It would be unwise to continue to use "cold medicine, " especially if cough persists over 7 days or worsens.
Proper evaluation by primary care physician is recommended.
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