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Ingredients: per 5 ml:
Frequent cough, no runny nose or nasal congestion. I use this type of combination for dry coughs especially at night if the cough prevents my child from going to sleep or staying asleep. The combination of DM and the expectorant will usually help your child get some much- needed rest for a few hours. Daytime coughs usually don't bother a child and I only use a cough medication during the day if the cough is interfering with baby's eating, napping and playing. If your child's cough sounds very moist like he's coughing on secretions and there is a lot of mucous in the nose, then I would use a "multi-symptom" combination of decongestant, antihistamine and cough suppressant.
It is safe to use in children six months and older for upper respiratory illness (such as colds and sinus infections). If your child has a lower respiratory tract illness (like pneumonia, bronchiolitis or asthma) you should ask your physician before using cold or cough remedies. Side effects of nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness infrequently occur with DM-containing cough syrups. The expectorant portion usually does not cause side effects.
Use supplied calibrated oral syringe.
|<6 months (<14lbs)||Not recommended|
|6-11 months (14-17lbs)||Ask your doctor|
|12-23 months (18-23lbs)||Ask your doctor|
|2-6 years (24-47lbs)||Ask your doctor|
|>6 years||Not recommended, use syrup|