Frequent question: Can you give a 6 month old NyQuil?

Is NyQuil safe for infants?

While some dextromethorphan might pass into breast milk, it is likely safe for infants over 2 months. All NyQuil products contain doxylamine, an antihistamine that helps alleviate a runny nose and sneezing and may help with a cough.

When can baby’s have NyQuil?

Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor.

Can you give a 6 month old medicine?

If your child is 3 months old or younger, don’t give any medicine until you have spoken to the pediatrician. If your child is between the ages of 3 and 6 months, you should only give her acetaminophen to ease fever and discomfort.

What happens if you give a child NyQuil?

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children. You should not use antihistamine medication to make a child sleepy.

Can babies take ZzzQuil?

ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter sleep-aid containing Diphenhydramine to help adults fall asleep fast, and should not be given to children under the age of 18.

How much NyQuil can a 2 year old have?

They should be not be given if under 4 years old. If under 6 years, don’t give products with more than one ingredient in them.

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Nyquil (purple) Syrup
24-35 lbs. 2-3 yr. Do Not Use
36-47 lbs. 4-5 yr. 1-1/2 tsp.
48-59 lbs. 6-8 yr. 2 tsp.
60-85 lbs. 9-11 yr. 3 tsp.