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Help I've just given my 14 year old 2 Lemsip max cold and flu capsules

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thisisnotthewaytodoit · 02/10/2018 08:00

Then I read the back of the pack and it says not for under 16s. Does anyone know why? He is very big for his age - over 6ft. Panicking a bit.

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QueenArseClangers · 02/10/2018 08:02

Don’t worry! That’s the equivalent of 2 paracetamol which is his correct dose.

Furrycushion · 02/10/2018 08:02

He will be fine. It just means the licence is for over 18s. If he is adult size, he will be fine. What is the dose of paracetamol in them & what would you usually give him?

Urbanbeetler · 02/10/2018 08:03

Maybe it’s over 18 because of the caffeine content?

Neshoma · 02/10/2018 08:06

Its often because they haven't tested under 16 for reaction. It think a strapping 14 yo will be fine.

Whereismumhiding2 · 02/10/2018 08:07

I wouldn't worry. He's adult sized and it's only paracetamol normal dose , phenylhrenine (decongestant) and a bit of caffeine. Not really for under 16s, as can cross barrier into growing brains, but he is unlikely to come to any harm from one off as long as it's not habitual use.

thisisnotthewaytodoit · 02/10/2018 08:22

Thank you so much for replying. My rational brain had completely deserted me so much appreciated x

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montenuit · 02/10/2018 08:39

my dds have them when they're really struggling - not very often - seems fine. didn't know they were adult only...
Whereismumhiding2 what can cross over into growing brains?

Furrycushion · 02/10/2018 08:52

Caffeine, presumably.. better keep them off the Coke, then? OP, I understand teenagers should limit caffeine to a cup of coffee, or 2 or 3 colas a day as caffeine affects young brains more. Don't worry, giving him a couple of these tablets occasionally isn't going to do him any harm.

MsHomeSlice · 02/10/2018 08:57

there's not any aspirin in it is there?? That's now contra indicated for the small! Reyes Disease I think it was

Pepto bismol has some in too...I had been recommended that for stomach upsets when mine were small but then the rules changed

Branleuse · 02/10/2018 08:59

I think if hes past puberty it will be fine

montenuit · 03/10/2018 09:37

sudafed max has caffeine, paracetamol & phenyladrine - says for over 12's Confused

Whereismumhiding2 what can cross over into growing brains? Are you talking about the caffeine content?

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