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Can I give my 3 1/2 year old Triaminic?

Posted by on Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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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.

by on Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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by on Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:24 PM

There has been a huge medicine recall, check it out first. I think triaminic is on there!

by on Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:25 PM

All  drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being  recalled.

STOP  TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has  been

linked  to

increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages
18-49  in

the  three days after starting use of medication.  The  FDA

recommended  that everyone (even children) seek alternative  medicine

The  following medications contain  Phenylpropanolamine:

Acutrim  Diet Gum Appetite  Suppressant

Acutrim  Plus Dietary  Supplements

Acutrim  Maximum Strength Appetite Control

Alka-Seltzer  Plus Children's Cold Medicine  Effervescent

Alka-Seltzer  Plus Cold medicine (cherry or  orange)

Alka-Seltzer  Plus Cold Medicine Original

Alka-Seltzer  Plus Cold & Cough Medicine  Effervescent

Alka-Seltzer  Plus Cold & Flu Medicine

Alka-Seltzer  Plus Cold & Sinus  Effervescent

Alka-Seltzer  Plus Night-Time Cold  Medicine

BC  Allergy Sinus Cold  Powder

BC  Sinus Cold  Powder

Comtrex  Flu Therapy & Fever  Relief

Day  & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold  Capsules

Contac  12 Hour  Caplets

Coricidin  D Cold, Flu &  Sinus

Caffeine  Free

Dexatrim  Extended  Duration

Dexatrim  Gelcaps

Dexatrim  Vitamin C/Caffeine  Free

Dimetapp  Cold & Allergy Chewable  Tablets

Dimetapp  Cold & Cough  Liqui-Gels

Dimetapp  DM Cold & Cough  Elixir

Dimetapp  Elixir

Dimetapp  4 Hour Liquid  Gels

Dimetapp  4 Hour  Tablets

Dimetapp  12 Hour Extendtabs  Tablets

Naldecon  DX Pediatric  Drops

Permathene  Mega-16

Robitussin  CF

Tavist-D  12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal  Congestion

Triaminic  DM Cough  Relief

Triaminic  Expectorant Chest &  Head

Triaminic  Syrup Cold &  Allergy

Triaminic  Triaminicol Cold &  Cough

I  just found out and called the 800# on the container for Triaminic and they  informed me  that

they  are voluntarily recalling the following medicines because  of

a  certain ingredient that is causing strokes and seizures  in


by on Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:28 PM

I give it to my ds. My pharmacist told me to give him less then half a dose

by on Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:28 PM

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...

by on Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:32 PM

 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!

by on Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:47 PM

you can give him regular robitussion.  

by on Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:54 PM

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.

by on Apr. 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM

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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