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Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting Jess♥Orion&Maddox:" So, i CAN give my 4 year old some dimetapp, then?"

Not safely.

SemiCharmed 2 kids; Oklahoma 12047 posts
3rd Dec '11

I'm looking at the bottle that I have been using for my almost 5 yr old.



dextromethorphan is the cough suppressant. Diphenhydramine is the real name for Benadryl.

Melinda. 1 child; Deltona, Florida 31041 posts
3rd Dec '11

I give my son cough syrup, it goes by weight once they hit 4 and you CAN find cough syrup for children 4 to 6.. I have some in my cupboard right now.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting SemiCharmed:" I'm looking at the bottle that I have been using for my almost 5 yr old. dextromethorphan is the cough suppressant. Diphenhydramine is the real name for Benadryl."


Those are two VERY differant words sweetheart.

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22226 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting Elle With 3 1/2:" No it's not...Benedryl is an anti-histamine, not a cough suppressant."


SAME thing - read the ingredients :lol:

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57831 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting Jesus Gods:" Do you not realize that a cough suppressant IS benadryl??"


Not necessarily.
Benadryl is an Antihistimine (sp?)

Most cough/cold medicines have dextromorphen (again sp?) which is a cough suppressant.

OP - my daughter is three. My doctor has approved the use of PediCare products. They make them for 4-11 year olds. Go by the weight, not the age, and cut the dose in 1/2 if you need to. No big deal.

Melinda. 1 child; Deltona, Florida 31041 posts
3rd Dec '11

Walgreens brand triacting cough suppressant and expectorant says on the bottle 4 and up.

SemiCharmed 2 kids; Oklahoma 12047 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting Elle With 3 1/2:" Those are two VERY differant words sweetheart."

yes....that's my point :lol:



She said that benadryl IS the cough suppressant. It is not. Diphenhydramine is benadryl.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting Jesus Gods:" SAME thing - read the ingredients :lol:"


No, it's not. Read the ingredients :lol:

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22226 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting MommyRust:" Not necessarily. Benadryl is an Antihistimine (sp?) Most cough/cold medicines have dextromorphen ... [snip!] ... They make them for 4-11 year olds. Go by the weight, not the age, and cut the dose in 1/2 if you need to. No big deal."


http://www.rxlist.com/benadryl-drug.htm
http://www.dimetapp.com/cold/lbl_iddc.asp



Diphenhydramine HCl, is BOTH an Antihistamine/Cough suppressant

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting SemiCharmed:" It's not labeled for under 6 but with a doctor's approval, you can do half a dose, 5mL"


some dr's just don't stay up to date on new research and think they know better.

SemiCharmed 2 kids; Oklahoma 12047 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting MommyRust:" Not necessarily. Benadryl is an Antihistimine (sp?) Most cough/cold medicines have dextromorphen ... [snip!] ... They make them for 4-11 year olds. Go by the weight, not the age, and cut the dose in 1/2 if you need to. No big deal."



Exactly. Thank you.

JessicaRabbitBNH 34 kids; Maryland 36955 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting Elle With 3 1/2:" Not safely."



Whats the risk in it, though?
From what ive read, its not recommended for under 6 because many parents abused it by giving it to their kids so they would sleep. Or by giving them too much

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22226 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting SemiCharmed:" yes....that's my point :lol: She said that benadryl IS the cough suppressant. It is not. Diphenhydramine is benadryl. "


which is ALSO a cough suppressant. Just read why don't cha?

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
3rd Dec '11
Quoting Jesus Gods:" Do you not realize that a cough suppressant IS benadryl??"

benadryl is not a cough suppressant. It's an antihistamine. It often works for a cough if the cough is caused by post nasal drainage. It dries up the secretions.