You have questions. We have answers.
How often should I give my child medicine?
Follow dosing directions found on the package carefully. If you have additional questions, contact your doctor.
My child did not ingest the full dose of medicine. Should I give him/her more?
No. Do not give your child more medicine. Wait until the next dose, which could be 4 to 24 hours depending on the product, to give your child more medicine. Follow dosing directions found on the label carefully.
Does the PediaCare® brand offer any non-medicated products to help soothe and comfort my child?
Yes. The makers of PediaCare® products offer the Gentle Vapors® Plug-In unit that provides 8 hours of continuous non-medicated aromatic vapors. It also includes a nightlight for every-night use.
What is the right dose for my child?
Different medicines have different ingredients as well as different doses.
What else can I do to help my child’s cold?
While using PediaCare® products to relieve a child’s symptoms, there are other ways of comforting him/her that parents have used for generations to help him/her get better quicker:
What else can I do to help reduce my child’s fever?
Using Children and Infants PediaCare® products will help lower a fever and make your child more comfortable while he/she gets better. There are other ways of comforting your child that parents have used for generations to help children feel better while they have a fever.
Fever-Reducing Medicine for Children:
When used as directed, Children and Infants PediaCare® Fever Reducer and Pain Reliever provide safe and effective relief of children's fever symptoms. The medicines should start to work in about 30 to 60 minutes. Use only as directed and follow the package instructions.
KNOW THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Carefully read the labels on all children’s medications — both over-the-counter and prescription—and understand the active ingredients, especially if you are giving your child multiple medications. Knowing what’s in your child’s medicine will help you determine if it’s the right course of treatment to help ensure that your child is on the road to recovery.
Acetaminophen is used to relieve mild to moderate pain from headaches, muscle aches, colds and sore throats, toothaches, backaches and to reduce fever.
Chlorpheniramine Maleate relieves itchy, watery eyes; sneezing; itchy nose or throat; and runny nose caused by allergies, hay fever and the common cold. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is in a class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.
Dextromethorphan HBr is used to temporarily relieve coughs caused by the common cold, the flu or other conditions. Dextromethorphan HBr is in a class of medications called antitussives. It works by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.
Diphenhydramine is used to relieve irritated, itchy, watery eyes; sneezing; and runny nose caused by hay fever or other respiratory allergies. Diphenhydramine is also used to relieve coughs caused by minor throat or airway congestion.
Guaifenesin is used to relieve chest congestion. Guaifenesin is in a class of medications called expectorants. It works by thinning the mucus in the air passages to make it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways.
Phenylephrine is used to relieve nasal congestion caused by colds, allergies and hay fever. It is also used to relieve sinus congestion and pressure. Phenylephrine is in a class of medications called nasal decongestants. It works by reducing swelling of the blood vessels in the nasal passages.
Simethicone is used to treat the symptoms of gas, such as uncomfortable or painful stomach pressure, fullness and bloating. Still have a question? Ask us directly.