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Medication and dosage for congestion, runny mucus and mild fever in 14 month old child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello, i have a 14 month old daughter that seems to be congested but with clear runny mucus. she is running a slight fever. my husband got a children's tylenol plus cold with Active ingredient in 5 ml are Acetamenophen 160 mg, Chlopheniramine maleate 1 mg and Phenylephrine HCl 2.5 mg. Is this safe for her. If yes, how much should I give her, she's 20 lbs. If this is not safe, what are my options?
Doctor :   this is a very safe drug

Doctor :   and for the present symptoms you have described. it is the drug
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you need to give 2.5 to 3 ml of the drug
User :   how often?
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Do not give Tylenol plus more often than every 4 hours or more than 5 doses a day.
Doctor :   for noe every eight hours one dose is sufficient
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if in between there is raise of temp
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than you can give one more dose
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be sure to shake the bottle well before dispensing your child's dose.
User :   I was just worried cause the box said do not use to kids under 4 years old
Doctor :   you should use only tylenol in kids under 5 years of age or whose weight is less than 40lbs without consulting a doctor
Doctor :   by recomendation of doc you can use this drug
Doctor :   have you given her the drug
User :   yes just once
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not to worry at all
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how much you have given her?
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Doctor :   one dose you have given. now you can switch over to tylenol only drug,In future always avoid the combination of drugs. in case of any doubt ask your pharmacist of doctor before taking the drug
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