Please help, this is my step son. His mother gives both medication to him I refuse to do so until I know it is okay. I was told by a nurse it was to much that it could make him go into cardaic arrest. Claritin is given in the mornings after he eats and then two tsp of dimetapp cold at bed time. HELP!
Check the ingredients on the label. If the Dimetapp Cold contains Brompheniramine then you would not want to give Claritin (an anti-histamine) at the same time. You will be doubling up on anti-histamines - and although not dangerous, is of little benefit.
You could however give the medicines separately, at least 6 hours apart. Say the Claritin in the morning or during the day and the Dimetapp at night. Depending on his symptoms it may be best just to give one or the other. You could seek more advice from a pharmacist.
- Claritin Information for Consumers
- Claritin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Claritin (detailed)
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