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Mixing pholcodine and ibuprofen

(5 Posts)
evansmummy Tue 30-Nov-10 18:45:46

Ds (6) has a cough and sore throat. Nurse told me today to give him brufen for the throat but i completely forgot to ask if it's ok to give Kids Benylin for dry coughs (pholcodine) at the same time. Any one know?

WhyIsThatThen Tue 30-Nov-10 18:49:59

afaik, you are fine to give both, provided he isn't asthmatic. It is worth you ringing Tesco or a similarly late opening pharmacy to double check.

If ds is asthmatic then he shouldn't be taking either unless instructed by a GP.

evansmummy Tue 30-Nov-10 19:02:18

No, he's not asthmatic. I didn't know you could ring Tesco pharmacy to ask this kind of thing. Interesting!


WhyIsThatThen Tue 30-Nov-10 19:46:03

Any pharmacy will help you. Just ask to speak to the pharmacist. smile

Elibean Tue 30-Nov-10 20:49:12

I've given both dds pholcodine on top of analgesics for fever - they were fine. Not the same sort of drug.

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