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My husband gave my 29 lb 4 year old a "capful" of dimetapp nighttime cold medicine that says do not use under age 6. That's a half teaspoon. Do I need to panic?
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Greetings,

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I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

Does dimetapp ingredients in each 10 mL Diphenhydramine 12.5 mg, Phenylephrine 5 mg?

Did he give 10 ml?

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