Cough and cold:
Indications for: CHILDREN’S DIMETAPP COLD & COUGH
Cough, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, allergy symptoms.
20mL every 4 hours; max 6 doses/24 hours.
<6yrs: do not use. 6–11yrs: 10mL every 4 hours; max 6 doses/24 hours.
CHILDREN’S DIMETAPP COLD & COUGH Contraindications:
Children <6yrs old. During or within 14 days of MAOIs. For use as a sedative hypnotic.
CHILDREN’S DIMETAPP COLD & COUGH Warnings/Precautions:
Cardiovascular disease. Hypertension. Thyroid disease. Diabetes. GI or GU obstruction. Glaucoma. Asthma. Lower respiratory disorders. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
CHILDREN’S DIMETAPP COLD & COUGH Classification:
Antihistamine + antitussive + sympathomimetic.
CHILDREN’S DIMETAPP COLD & COUGH Interactions:
See Contraindications. Hypertensive crisis with MAOIs. β-blockers may increase pressor effects of sympathomimetics. Antihypertensives antagonized. Avoid alcohol. Increased CNS effects with other CNS depressants.
Drowsiness, anticholinergic effects, nervousness, dizziness, insomnia, excitability in children.
Syrup—4oz, 8oz (w. dosing cup)