k00l

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So I stumbled on Guaifenesin DM 100/10 labels that said the direction for kids under 12: (10 ml every 4 hours prn). Normally, it's supposed to be 5ml q4h prn. Would you change the direction and contact doctor? And is there a weight-based dose cough syrup (guaifenesin DM) for children? Many thanks.
 

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Doesn't water and honey work just as well?


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So I stumbled on Guaifenesin DM 100/10 labels that said the direction for kids under 12: (10 ml every 4 hours prn). Normally, it's supposed to be 5ml q4h prn. Would you change the direction and contact doctor? And is there a weight-based dose cough syrup (guaifenesin DM) for children? Many thanks.
So I stumbled on forum post that make no sense. Normally readers suppose to know what post is about. Would you correct and contact webmaster?
 
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k00l

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if it's not making any sense to you, just skip bro.
And for this syrup, I'm hoping to convince docs not to prescribe it to younger children any more.
 

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if it's not making any sense to you, just skip bro.
And for this syrup, I'm hoping to convince docs not to prescribe it to younger children any more.
LMAO
 

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.... I'm hoping to convince docs not to prescribe it to younger children any more.
Is this because you keep stumbling and you're afraid you're going to trip and fall? Why are these labels in your walkways?
 
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Proven might be a stretch, unless there is something newer than the 2007 Penn State study...funded by the honey board ;)

http://www.dcscience.net/2007/12/05/why-honey-isnt-a-wonder-cure/




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Paul IM, Beiler J, McMonagle A, et al. Effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for coughing children and their parents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007;161:1140-6.

Cited in the Pharmacist Letter. More effective than DM, which does not work at all. Maybe proven was a stretch, But I'll stick with honey as it less expensive, works better and is safer unless you are treating an infant or a diabetic.
 
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