He is sick like a dog with a bad headcold and cough and I'm desperate to give him some kind of relief. He weighs 43 lbs.
There has been a huge medicine recall, check it out first. I think triaminic is on there!
All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled.STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has beenlinked toincreased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages18-49 inthe three days after starting use of medication. The FDArecommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicineThe following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite SuppressantAcutrim Plus Dietary SupplementsAcutrim Maximum Strength Appetite ControlAlka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine EffervescentAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or orange)Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine OriginalAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine EffervescentAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu MedicineAlka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus EffervescentAlka-Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold MedicineBC Allergy Sinus Cold PowderBC Sinus Cold PowderComtrex Flu Therapy & Fever ReliefDay & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold CapsulesContac 12 Hour CapletsCoricidin D Cold, Flu & SinusDexatrimCaffeine FreeDexatrim Extended DurationDexatrim GelcapsDexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine FreeDimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable TabletsDimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-GelsDimetapp DM Cold & Cough ElixirDimetapp ElixirDimetapp 4 Hour Liquid GelsDimetapp 4 Hour TabletsDimetapp 12 Hour Extendtabs TabletsNaldecon DX Pediatric DropsPermathene Mega-16Robitussin CFTavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal CongestionTriaminic DM Cough ReliefTriaminic Expectorant Chest & HeadTriaminic Syrup Cold & AllergyTriaminic Triaminicol Cold & CoughI just found out and called the 800# on the container for Triaminic and they informed me thatthey are voluntarily recalling the following medicines because ofa certain ingredient that is causing strokes and seizures inchildren
I give it to my ds. My pharmacist told me to give him less then half a dose
You can... but it probably won't do any good. Over the counter cold and cough meds, like Triaminic, for kids are a joke... which is why many of them have been recalled or pull of the shelf at certain places... for a cough I'd recommend either Delsyum or Mucinex - mucinex makes a formula for cold as well - it's the only thing that's ever actually done anything to help...
call your doctor for that advice... in the meantime... get some eucalyptus oil, and some camphor oil. Put 3 drops of each on a cotton ball, and put it inside the pillowcase that he sleeps on... will help with the congestion. Also... get the "LIttle noses" saline spray, and spray that in his nose, to losen the gunk up there, which is then running down his throat at night, making him cough. ANd lastly... put Vick's Vaporub (or generic equivalent) on the bottoms of his feet, and put loosely fitting socks on him to sleep. Don't ask me WHY this works to stop the cough, but it absolutely does. Even on us adults. and the bonus for us adults is, you end up with SUPER soft feet in the morning!
you can give him regular robitussion.
HELLO PEOPLE, is anyone looking at the list I posted or even concerned at the mention of a drug recall? Some of you have suggested to give her things that are on the list, I'm a little confused by that.
Vapor rub no higher than his nipples will be fine. Use a humidifier or close the bathroom door while the shower runs hot. Medication for a head cold only masses it and not help it. It is allergy season as well. Use some saline up his nose and suck it out. Tylenol if he has a fever. Cough medication for any child and adult is not recommended these days as much and most docs won't even give RX for it anymore. They cause more harm then good. Lots of warm broth, tea, warm water or warm lemon juice with a touch of honey will work too. The warm water with honey and lemon juice is one of the best.
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