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 Cold medication 
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I just got a call from the facility...Tony has a cold...what can he take...I know that benadryl is out of the question. He has mucinex in the med cart but it is a big pill....unlikely he will take it. Any suggestions....How about plain robitussin...with no DM? His doc is oot.

Nancy Salvadore

Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:54 am

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Don't know about the meds for cold but wishing your LO gets well soon.

Dianne C.

Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:52 am

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On LBDcaregiver forum Robitussin Chest Congestion Guaifenesin Syrup, USP Non-Drowsy was recommended as safe.

Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:52 pm

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Robitussin and Mucinex have the same key ingredient -- guaifenesin. So the Robitussin for cough should be helpful. As for nasal congestion, a plain saline spray up the nostril can help (you can find it at the drug store). Good luck!

Renata (and Jerome-in-Heaven)

Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:54 pm

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Mucinex (guaifenesin) comes in liquid form. Some brands have this as a cherry-flavored syrup.

Loratadine (generic Claritan) can be helpful as well.

And, by the way, I don't think there's anything wrong with DM. Personally, I don't like mixing meds in one thing. For example, I don't take Nyquil -- I'd rather take Tylenol and Benadryl (this is for myself....presumably a normal person) separately. If you are of the same philosophy, you can give Delsym cough syrup as this contains DM.

Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:24 am
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