Cough And Cold Medicines For Babies Aged 6 Months?
, my child aged 6 months has a cold, I went to the pharmacy to be given devosix and roverton drop 3×0.6 ml r nIs the drug safe? Because I saw on the internet that the drug content should not be given to children under 2 years. R nPlease explain, thank you
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The medicine you mentioned contains pseudoephedrine HCl and ambroxol HCl. Pseudoephedrine HCl can reduce mucus production, so it is used to treat colds. Ambroxol HCL can thin phlegm so it is often used to treat coughs. Both of these drugs should be used with caution if given to children less than 2 years. Medicines should only be given by a doctor and under a doctor's supervision.
You should do the following things to relieve the complaints of a cold cough that is experienced by babies, namely:
1. Perform regular baby mucus sucking using a special clean tool.
2. Use a room humidifier.
3. Bathing the baby with warm water, hopefully the steam can be inhaled by the baby, this will help thin the mucus.
4. Immediately take the baby to the doctor if the baby is without shortness of breath, the skin and around the lips turn blue, the fever is high, the baby is fussy and has difficulty breastfeeding.
You can read about the drug pseudoephedrine HCL here and about the drug Ambroxol HCL here.
So hopefully this is useful.