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Why cann't I give pseudoephedrine to a child less than 4 years old?

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Anonymous 15 Oct 2012

Hello,

"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."

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Take care,

maso.-

angel1662 15 Oct 2012

Good morning my friend, hope u are feeling well maso!

Anonymous 15 Oct 2012

Morning... afternoon rather!lol

Anonymous 15 Oct 2012

Because you can HURT them. Is that worth the risk???

Anonymous 15 Oct 2012

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

kaismama 15 Oct 2012

All the posts are correct, plus the drug company hasn't tested it in children under 5 so they will tell you not to give it.

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