multiple OTC medicines, you have to watch for both duplicate
ingredients and usage.
First check the active ingredient(s) used in each OTC
medicine and make sure that you are not giving your
child more than one product with the same active ingredient
without first checking with a healthcare professional.
Because many cough and cold preparations contain the
same active ingredient as pain relievers, it is possible
to give a child two different products that contain
the same active ingredient without realizing it. Second,
check for usage duplication. For example, two cold medicines
may contain different active ingredients, but both of
those ingredients act as fever reducers. That's usage
duplication, and it should also be avoided. To play
it safe, read the Drug Facts label and compare.
Don't be hesitant to ask your pediatrician or pharmacist
for advice on product selection.