Correct cough medication for a five year old

Patient

Q: Can a five year old have a nebulizer treatment of levalbuterol hci ( 0.63 mg/3ml) after taking 5ml of cough syrup (dextromethorphan 5mg/guaifenesin 100mg)?

Symptoms:  Runny nose, heavy cough
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. Although there are no adverse interactions between these medications we recommend waiting at least 2-4 hours before administering each dosage of medication. Please be guided accordingly.

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