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Safe OTC medications

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by zell828, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. zell828

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    What type of over the counter medications are safe to give a type 1 child? Normally I used Children's Tylenol and Children's Motrin, or Robitussen Cough in the past (before diagnosed). Are any of these still safe to use, or do you know of other ones? Thanks.
     
  2. Caynuns mom

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    We've used the Tylenol, and Motrin with no problems. We dont use Robatussin so I dont know on that one.
     
  3. CC'sMom

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    We use everything we used before she was diagnosed. They told us to watch the syrups because of the carbs, but nothing else has changed.

    BTW, We did try the Musinex (sp?) tablets for her cough and they work well.
     
  4. dbz2988

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    We cannot use syrups anymore because it effects Jr.'s sugars, we used to use Children's Motrin. Because he's 13 we've been able to use Sudafed (sp?) and it works great. He can also take Advil or Aleve for headaches, pain etc.
     
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    We don't use Robatussin, but do use Delsym with no effects on bg's.

    We do have a problem with Benadryl, raises bg's to into the 200's, so in a pinch we have had to use it.

    Some people here do have to give insulin to cover cough syrups. We don't at this time.
     
  6. zell828

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    Are there sugar free cough syrups out there? Do you know of any?
     
  7. mollysmom

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    We use otc cold medicines and pain medications/fever reducers with no problems. The only medication that was a real nightmare for us since Molly has had D was a steriod given to her for breathing trouble. This was an RX though:)
     
  8. Abby-Dabby-Doo

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    Abby tried the sugar free cough syrup and it burned going down, my DH then tried it and compared it to gasoline. YUCK! Not worth it IMHO
     
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    Now I want to know, when was the last time your husband drank gasoline? LOL !
     
  10. dbz2988

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    We bought the sugar free medicine also and on the first try Jr. threw up from the taste!!! :eek: Definately not worth it!
     
  11. Heather(CA)

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    I love Drixoral for colds/allergies, It doesn't affect Seth's bg at all! And it works great all night

    Also, at the onset of a cold (You have to catch it in the beginning or it doesn't work) Zicam REALLY works to either prevent or lessen the severity of the cold. I haven't had a bad cold in years!:D
     
  12. Abby-Dabby-Doo

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    Siphoning gasoline on a farm is pretty standard if you want to get some gas for your dirt bike, go cart, and such. When doing so your bound to swallow a little:eek: LOL
     
  13. owensmom

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    We use children's Robitusson with no effect on bg.
     
  14. decota'smom

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    we use tylnol and motrin as well when needed haven't noticed any issues with these in bs as for cough meds we have always used a product called diabetic tussin ( complains about really bad taste) avalible at wal mart and other drug stores ask you're home town pharmacy they may be able to order it for you ......completley safe since it is sugar free and actually works........for allergies we use claritin once daily with no bs issues either
     
  15. GaPeach

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    At our Diabetes Ed Class for Sick Day Management, we were told that for most D kids the sugar is not enough to effect them. They agreed that the sugar-free tastes too nasty!
     

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