Why is dimetapp not good for babies?

Why is dimetapp not good for babies?

Children under 2 years of age should not be given any kind of cough and cold product that contains a decongestant or antihistamine because serious and possibly life-threatening side effects could occur. Reported side effects of these products included convulsions, rapid heart rates and death.

Why was dimetapp taken off the market?

Children’s Robitussin and Dimetapp cough medicines recalled due to potential overdose risks. GlaxoSmithKline has voluntarily recalled three lots of its children’s cough syrups.

Why can’t I give my 2 year old dimetapp?

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

What cold medicines are being recalled?

The products include Rompe Pecho CF, Rompe Pecho DM, Rompe Pecho EX, and Rompe Pecho MAX. The full list of lot numbers to determine if your product could be contaminated is on the FDA website. As of today, there have been no reported health issues due to the use of these products.

Can a 6 month old have Dimetapp?

Do not administer to children under 2 years of age without advice from your doctor or pharmacist. 6-12 months: 1.25 to 1.5 mL 6-8 hourly. 1 to 2 years: 1.5 to 2.0 mL 6-8 hourly. Dimetapp Infant Drops & Dimetapp Colour Free Infant Drops should not be used in premature babies and those less than one month old.

Can I give my 1 year old Dimetapp?

In general, we don’t recommend them AT ALL for infants under 1 year of age, and we discourage them for children age 1-2y unless they are clearly allergic….Cough & Cold Medicines.

Age Infant Drops (Decongestant ONLY) Decongestant/Antihistamine “Elixir” (Cold & Allergy)
1-2y 1 dropper (0.8cc) ½ tsp (2.5cc)

Is Dimetapp still made?

Dimetapp was acquired by Pfizer in the 2009 acquisition of Wyeth. Foundation Consumer Brands acquired Dimetapp in September 2020.

Is there a recall on Dimetapp?

June 29, 2020 – FDA recently announced that GSK Consumer Healthcare voluntarily recalled two lots of Children’s Robitussin and one lot of Children’s Dimetapp due to the inclusion of incorrect dosing cups.

Can you give a 1 year old Dimetapp?

Can an 18 month old take Dimetapp?

Do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Some products (such as long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years.

What is the medicine for cough?

There are 2 types of OTC cough medicines: antitussives and expectorants. A common antitussive is dextromethorphan (some brand names: Triaminic Cold and Cough, Robitussin Cough, Vicks 44 Cough and Cold). The only expectorant available in OTC products is guaifenesin (2 brand names: Mucinex, Robitussin Chest Congestion).

What is Rompe Pecho CF?

Description. Rompe Pecho CF Controls your cough, thins and loosens mucus/phlegm, relieves chest congestion, and reduces your sinus pressure and nasal congestion so you can breath better.