Providing Cough Medicine For Children Aged 5 Years?
Doctor, can acetylcysteine 200mg be used for children 5 years, 6 months. R nWhat’s the dose? R nIf you can’t, what medicine is good for that? R n r nThank you
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Acetylcysteine is a drug used to treat cough with phlegm. This drug works by thinning the phlegm in the airways so that it is easier to pass. This drug is recommended to be given to children over 6 years and this drug is also classified as hard drugs (red circle drugs). Because it is classified as a hard drug, you should not buy this drug without a doctor's prescription and should not be given without going through a doctor's examination first.
You can try to find a cough medicine that is classified as over-the-counter (green circle) or limited-over-the-counter (blue circle) that is suitable for your child's cough (dry or phlegm cough). You can ask for more information from the pharmacy where you bought the drug. Before you give drugs to your child, make sure you read clearly the information listed on the drug, including dosage and how to use it, indications and contraindications, warnings, possible side effects that can occur, and others.
If the pain continues after taking over-the-counter drugs or limited over-the-counter drugs, you should further consult your child's condition with the pediatrician.
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