Codeine for toddler?

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    From my understanding drs aren't prescribing any cough/cold meds for under 4/6 year olds. Took my 16 month old to urgent care and the pa prescribed codiene cough syrup. I'm curious if other drs are prescribing it to little ones also. I haven't given it to him yet.

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    Sounds like you should probably talk to his doctor if you are concerned.
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    Did you express your concern to the PA? If not, perhaps you can call back and discuss the rationale for this medication. Hope your little one feels better.
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    Agree you should speak with your pediatrician. It's a rare occurrence, but occasionally they will prescribe a cough suppressant.
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    we cannot offer medical advice as per the terms of service . your concerns need to be directed to your child's primary care provider/pediatrician. there is always someone on call for your child's doctor who can advise you or you can call the facility where you took your child for advice.
    medical advice: allnurses.com, inc or it's members do not offer medical advice. any requests for such will be taken down. if you have a medical problem, please seek attention from your health care provider. you are not allowed to ask for medical advice related to a health situation that affects you, a family member, or someone you know.
    without knowing your child and seeing your child it is impossible to advise you....please follow up with your child's pcp. i hope your baby feels better soon!!!!

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