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#1 picobmum

Posted 24 May 2004 - 08:18 AM

Hey All,

Just wondering if anyone has used Polaramine on bubs who are under a year. The doctor has been pushing Rhinocort on me as DS has sinus probs but i just never felt comfortable using it. So the pharmacist gave me Polaramine.


DS - 28-06-03

#2 Lisim

Posted 24 May 2004 - 11:33 AM

Polarmine is an antihistamine whereas Rhinocort is a steriod (I think).  I have taken both.  The Polaramine will make Brian very sleepy.  Sorry but I don't have and advice on such a young bub but I would've thought Phenergan might have been a better choice (though that's not recommended for under two's either).  I guess it depends on the severity of Brian's condition.

#3 Riz~in~Canada

Posted 24 May 2004 - 11:49 AM

Polaramine is ok for under twos.  I asked our doctor the other day about sedatives for long-haul flights and he recommended polaramine for my youngest who is only 1 and phenergan for my two eldest, although the two eldest could use polaramine as well. Yes, polaramine is an antihistamine.

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#4 picobmum

Posted 24 May 2004 - 12:51 PM

Hey Lisim and Riz,

Thanks for the advice. original.gif

I dont know why the doctor suggested Rhinocort as it clearly states on the leaflet inside the box that it should not be used for children under 12 years. :confuse:

Might give it to him tonight and he might get some needed sleep as his sinus probs do sometimes keep him awake at night.

Thanks again.


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