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Antihistamine and decongestant combination (OTC) for treatment of Common Cold in Toddlers with cold

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  • Treatment with Antihistamine and decongestant combination (e.g. brompheniramine and phenylpropanolamine). 2 valid studies conducted, with 113 toddlers and young children. Does not relief symptoms of Common Cold. Dangerous and life threatening for toddlers.

    • Curefacts.com -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED
    • Curefacts.com -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
    • Curefacts.com -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | DANGEROUS

Recommendations

Avoid this treatment:

It is ineffective and not recommended for toddlers. It is dangerous and may be even fatal to very young children.

About Antihistamine and decongestant combination (OTC)

For example: a combination of Brompheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine

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    Target Population:

    Toddlers with cold, 6 to 24 months

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    Dosage:

    Varies according to combination, age and weight.

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    Goal:

    Treatment of Common Cold symptoms

Research Summary

  • Curefacts.com - Green Pages icon Poorly tested
  • 2 Clinical Studies
  • 113 Curefacts.com - Tooltip icon Toddlers Tested
  • Ineffective
  • Benefits:

    Ineffective in overall improvement, stuffy nose and runny nose, according to the two valid clinical trials that were done.

  • Curefacts.com - Safety icon Dangerous
  • Risks:

    Cough and cold medicines not recommended for toddlers, and may be very dangerous. No side effects were found in the only trial that looked for side effects.

Common Cold Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).

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    Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.

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    Complications:

    Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.

Other Treatments

Brand Names

Antihistamine and decongestant combination (OTC)

  • Alavert
  • Allerfrim
  • Allerphed
  • Altafed
  • Aphedrid
  • A-Phedrin
  • Aprodine
  • Biofed-PE
  • Claritin-D
  • Conex
  • Drixoral
  • Genac
  • Histafed
  • Hist-PSE
  • Loratadine-D
  • Pediatex TD
  • Trip-PSE
  • Vi-Sudo
  • Zymine-D

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