Giving Cold Cough Medicine To Children 1 Year?

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Hello doctor .. My child is 1 year old, yesterday after I took him to swim, he had a cold u0026amp; there is a slight cough. I gave ambroxol as a neighbor suggested, (if tomorrow there is no change, I will take it to the DSA). R nI want to ask, is it okay u0026amp; Are there any side effects if the medicine or vitamins are mixed in the bottle of milk? Because it is very difficult for my child to eat / be given medicine from a spoon. R nThank you.

1 Answer:

Hello Irene,

Ambroxol is a drug that is included in the mucolytic class, which is a drug that has a function to thin out phlegm so that this ambroxol can be used to treat respiratory disorders due to excess production of phlegm so that it is easy to expel phlegm.

In taking the drug ambroxol, you should follow the instructions from the doctor and read the rules for use listed on the ambroxol package, the administration is also adjusted to the child's weight. It is also advisable to take ambroxol not to be mixed with other drugs and to be given a time lag, if it is given in a milk bottle it is feared that the dose given will be inappropriate. So we recommend that your child be examined directly by the doctor so that later the doctor can give your child the medicine according to the indication and the right dose.

In addition to taking medicine for children, you should also get enough rest, consume more foods that contain vegetables and fruits, avoid using air conditioning and fans that directly lead to children, consume more water to help your child's recovery.

May be useful,

Dr. Adhi P

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