Can kids take adult otc meds?

can i give a kid adult cough syrup

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Nope! The dosages and drugs (yes, most medication are just drugs used for medical purposes) are not the same as those certified for children. Please consult a PD and get the right medication, especially if your child is below 2 years old because most over the counter medication are NOT suitable for young children.

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Please don't do that. Kids process the medicines differently. So, there are a few medicines that are not indicated in children, and for the safe ones, the doses are different. Best talk to a pharmacist at Watson etc and get an otc cough syrup for children.

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No, please refer to your PD for recommendation for cough medicine for kids. I was told children below 2 years old are not recommended to take cough medicine...

No! Pls consult ur doc