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Is Coriminic for cold and cough treatment safe for children?

my child is suffering from cold and cough. she is 3 months old.she is not taking milk as per normal quantity. when i went to a doctor he advised me to give her coriminic drops. someone told me that it is not advisable to give that medicine to infants. is it safe to give that medicine. if so what should be the dosage.
Mon, 13 Jul 2015
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. Coriminic is s combination medicine. I do more advice it.

Cough and cold are viral 95% of the times in children. For cold you can use anti-allergics like cetirizine and for nose block, saline nasal decongestants will do. Paracetamol can be given in the dose of 15mg/kg/dose (max ceiling dose 500mg) every 4-6th hourly, that too only if fever is more than 100F. I suggest not using combination medicines for fever, especially with Paracetamol.
For cold you can use Cetrizine at 0.25mg/kg/dose every 12 hourly for 3 days.

For nasal block, plain saline nasal drops will do, every 4-6th hourly to relive nasal congestion.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
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