Friday, November 21, 2014

Children's Dimetapp Cold & Cough

Dimetapp Cold & Cough

Fast and effective relief from everyday cold and cough symptoms.

I received this product for free from smiley360, inexchange for my unbiased review. I had not used Dimetapp prior to this sampling, we had always used Triaminic. My kids love the taste of the Dimetapp and said that it soothes and coats their throats. It relieves their mild symptoms, and that makes life easier in our house! we have a new go to for cold and cough season!!!

Just make sure you read the directions on any and all medications before use. I've included helpful Dimetapp information below.

Do not use
  • to sedate a child or to make a child sleepy
  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
Ask a doctor before use if you have
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
  • glaucoma
  • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
  • a breathing problem or persistent or chronic cough that lasts such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are
  • taking any other oral nasal decongestant or stimulant
  • taking sedatives or tranquilizers
When using this product
  • do not use more than directed
  • may cause marked drowsiness
  • avoid alcoholic beverages
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
  • excitability may occur, especially in children
Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • you get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless
  • symptoms do not get better within 7 days or are accompanied by fever
  • cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
  • do not take more than 6 doses in any 24-hour period
  • measure only with dosage cup provided
  • keep dosage cup with product
  • mL = milliliter

adults and children 12 years and over20 mL every 4 hours
children 6 to under 12 years10 mL every 4 hours
children under 6 yearsdo not use