Why cann't I give pseudoephedrine to a child less than 4 years old?
- 15 Oct 2012 by hzhs
- 15 October 2012
"Do not give pseudoephedrine 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."
Medications are often too strong for small children, they don't weigh enough, nor are their bodies equipped to filter the med out quick enough to prevent harmful or fatal side effects from occuring. There are meds available that are designed for pediatric use, please contact the child's pediatrician for a prescription to take care of nasal decongesting for a 4 year old. Patti
- Pseudoephedrine Information for Consumers
- Pseudoephedrine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pseudoephedrine (detailed)
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