PediaCare Children's Decongestant

Generic Name: Phenylephrine HCl

  • What is this medication?

    PediaCare Children's Decongestant contains a nasal decongestant. It is intended to temporarily relieve nasal congestion.
  • Are there any warnings associated with PediaCare Children's Decongestant?

    Do not use this product in a child who is taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or for two weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. MAOIs are sometimes used for treating Parkinson's disease, depression, or other emotional or psychiatric conditions.

    Do not exceed recommended dosage of this product.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if symptoms do not improve within 7 days, or occur with a fever.

    Do not use this product in children under 4 years of age.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking PediaCare Children's Decongestant?

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you do not know whether your child's prescription drug contains an MAOI.

    Ask a doctor before using this product if your child has heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, or is on a sodium-restricted diet.

  • What are the possible side effects of PediaCare Children's Decongestant?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
  • What should I avoid while taking PediaCare Children's Decongestant?

    Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Do not use this product more than 6 times in 24 hours.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with PediaCare Children's Decongestant?

    If PediaCare Children's Decongestant is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining PediaCare Children's Decongestant with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of PediaCare Children's Decongestant?

    If possible, use weight to dose. Otherwise, use age. Use only the dosing cup specifically designed for use with this product. Do not use any other dosing device.

    Children 48 to 95 pounds, 6 to 11 years: Take 2 teaspoons or 10 milliliters (mL). If needed repeat dose every 4 hours while symptoms last. Do not use more than 6 times in 24 hours.

    Children 36 to 47 pounds, 4 to 5 years: Take 1 teaspoon or 5 mL. If needed repeat dose every 4 hours while symptoms last. Do not use more than 6 times in 24 hours.

    Children under 36 pounds, < 4 years: Do not use.

  • How should I store PediaCare Children's Decongestant?

    Store at room temperature.

    SOURCES

    http://www.pediacare.com/Products/pediacare-childrens-decongestant.aspx