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What kind of over-the-counter drug can a toddler take for cold symptoms?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Sep. 28, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (6)
  • Anything under 4 years is basically a no no. Some think it's ineffective, but the main reason for the "ban" is that some parents were not giving correct doses and kids were ODing on the meds. So to protect the general public and the young children who has less chance of surviving on OD, the decision was made to say not to use any of these products on kids under 4. If your doctor says to use it, great. Just make sure you get the correct dosage from him/her and follow the directions. :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • check the tylenol alot of it has been recalled

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Nasal saline

    Answer by Gailll at 12:06 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Talk to your pediatrician, because a lot of times, under the age of two, they can't take much. Try some of the other stuff, like the Vick's humidifier, saline drops in his nose, the good old "booger sucker." The pediatrician should be able to give you more ideas.

    Answer by amy5272 at 12:07 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Ask your doctor.

    Answer by Madge1428 at 12:07 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Our pediatrician recommended Robitussin. I've just got it and as pp said the warnings say that one should consult w/Dr before dispensing to a 2 year old and under.

    I'm not sure why would statement matters since most of the doctor would prescribe anything anyway. just wondering!

    Thanks moms. OP


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:14 PM on Sep. 28, 2009