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Cough No More: Best Dry Cough Medicine

When your child is sick with a cough, life becomes difficult. Apart from being uncomfortable, your baby may struggle to relax and get the rest they require to recover.

Coughing is a primary symptom of a variety of ailments, and understanding the cause may help you pick the best home cure.

Here’s three of the best cough remedies you must check and try!

1. Chlorpheniramine
Dose Table

Disclaimer: The below information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational and reference purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.

Child’s weight (pounds) 22-32 33-43 44-54 55-65 66-76 77-87 88+ lbs

Liquid 2 mg/ 5 milliliters (mL) 2.5 4 5 5 7.5 7.5 10 mL

Liquid 2 mg/ 1 teaspoon (tsp) ½ ¾ 1 1 2 tsp

Tablets 4 mg ½ ½ ½ 1 1 tablet

Table Notes

Age Limits 

For allergies, don’t give it to children under the age of 1 year old as it causes most babies to be sleepy. 

Dose

Find the child’s weight in the top row of the dose table. Look below the correct weight for the dose based on the product you have.

Measure the Dose

Syringes and droppers are more accurate than teaspoons. If possible, use the syringe or dropper that comes with the medicine. If not, you can get a med syringe at drug stores. If you use a teaspoon, it should be a measuring spoon as regular spoons are not reliable. Keep in mind 1 level teaspoon equals 5 mL and that ½ teaspoon equals to 2.5 mL.

2. Appeton Baby Drops

Appeton Baby Drops is a multivitamin supplement created specifically for infants 12 months and younger to meet their daily supplement requirement in as little as 1ml. It contains a blend of six multivitamins, Lysine, and Taurine to promote overall healthy growth in your kid.

Benefits

Contains critical multivitamins that aid in the overall healthy growth of infants.

Taurine contributes to a child’s healthy development, allowing for maximum growth potential.

The product includes a glass dropper with a measurement for improved hygiene, accuracy, and user convenience.

Who Should Use Appeton Multivitamin Plus Drops?

Infants between the ages of 0 and 12 months.

Instructions

For babies, use 1 ml daily (0 to 12 months).

Drop directly onto the tongue or incorporate into milk, juice, or liquid food.

Alternatively, use as instructed by a physician.

3. Salbutamol (Ventolin)
Product Description

2mg/5mL syrup, orange flavour: Each 5mL of orange flavoured, orange-coloured, sugar-free syrup contains 2mg Salbutamol (as sulfate). 

Indications

Salbutamol (Ventolin) is a selective beta-2 adrenoceptor agonist indicated for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm. It provides short acting bronchodilation in reversible airways obstruction due to asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Bronchodilators should not be the only or main treatment in patients with persistent asthma. 

In patients with persistent asthma unresponsive to Salbutamol (Ventolin), treatment with inhaled corticosteroids is recommended to achieve and maintain control. Failing to respond to treatment with Salbutamol (Ventolin) may signal a need for urgent medical advice or treatment. Salbutamol (Ventolin) syrup is indicated for the relief of bronchospasm in bronchial asthma of all types, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Salbutamol (Ventolin) Syrup is a suitable oral therapy for children or adults who prefer liquid medicines. 

Administration

Salbutamol (Ventolin® ) has a duration of action of 4 to 6 hours in most patients. Increasing use of beta-2 agonists may be a sign of worsening asthma. Under these conditions a reassessment of the patient’s therapy plan may be required and concomitant glucocorticosteroid therapy should be considered. As there may be adverse effects associated with excessive dosing, the dosage or frequency of administration should only be increased on medical advice.  

Adults

Salbutamol (Ventolin® ) has a duration of action of 4 to 6 hours in most patients. Increasing use of beta-2 agonists may be a sign of worsening asthma. Under these conditions a reassessment of the patient’s therapy plan may be required and concomitant glucocorticosteroid therapy should be considered. As there may be adverse effects associated with excessive dosing, the dosage or frequency of administration should only be increased on medical advice.  

Children 2-6 years old

2.5 to 5ml of syrup (1 to 2 mg salbutamol) 3 or 4 times daily. 

Children 6-12 years old

5ml of syrup (2 mg salbutamol) 3 or 4 times daily. 

Children over 12 years old

5 to 10ml of syrup (2 to 4 mg salbutamol) 3 or 4 times daily.