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Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough

(Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

  • Liquid
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Relieves cough and clears sinuses.

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Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) relieves stuffy nose, but it could keep your child up at night. Cold and flu medicines should be used only after non-drug options are tried.

  • Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if your child has a stuffy nose and a cough.
  • The decongestant (Phenylephrine) has fewer side effects than other decongestants like Pseudoephedrine. It doesn't raise your child's blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep.
  • Can be helpful in relieving congestion-related headaches and pressure in your child's ears.
  • Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other oral decongestants like Pseudoephedrine.
  • It may not let your child sleep well, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • Can worsen certain conditions so check with your child's doctor if he/she has heart problems, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, or thyroid problems.
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Side effects for Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

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These are side effects of Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • For children 4 years or older. Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take.
  • Only use the dosing cup to measure the exact amount of medicine and don't take more than instructed.
  • Starts working in 30 minutes.
  • Don't give Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) too close to bedtime since phenylephrine, the decongestant, can make your child restless.
  • Let your child's doctor know if his/her symptoms don't improve in a few days, or if he/she have a really bad sore throat with a fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting.

Risks and Warnings for Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of high blood pressure

    Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) works by narrowing blood vessels. It can cause or worsen high blood pressure. If your child complains about being dizzy or having a headache that won't go away, Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine) might not be the best option for him/her.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Children's Sudafed Pe Cold And Cough (Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine)

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  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • It may not let your child sleep well, so don't take it too close to bedtime.