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Bromfed DM Cough Syrup is indicated for relief of cough and upper respiratory
symptoms, including nasal congestion, associated with allergy or the common cold.


School’s out! It’s time for parents and children to slow down a bit and take some time out to enjoy all that the summer months have to offer. For many families, swimming is at the top of the list of summertime fun. Before you pack up your sunscreen and your inner tube, take a few minutes to read these safety tips.

Learn to Swim

The earlier you enroll your child in swimming lessons, the better, but there’s never a bad time to learn to swim (in fact, if you don’t know how to swim, sign up for your own lessons!). Teaching your children how to swim is the very best thing you can do to keep them safe around water.

Look for the Lifeguards

The United States Lifesaving Association, a nonprofit group of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers, has found the risk of drowning while swimming at a beach that is not protected by lifeguards is almost 5 times greater than when swimming at a beach that does have lifeguards. Choose swimming spots carefully, and never leave young children unattended in the water, not even for a minute!

Use the Buddy System

This goes for grown-ups, too. Swimming with a buddy means that someone is always watching out for you. Should you get into trouble, your buddy may help or be able to signal for help from others.

Listen to the Lifeguards

They aren’t blowing their whistles or flying flags just for kicks. Lifeguards have been specially trained to continually spot hazards that may harm swimmers.

Slather on Sunscreen

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Your child’s sunscreen should have a sun protection factor, or SPF, of at least 15 and should provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays (broad-spectrum). Ideally, apply sunscreen 30 minutes before heading outdoors. Remember to cover ears, nose, lips, and tips of feet, and be sure to reapply frequently throughout the day, especially after swimming or exercising.

Drink Water

The hot summer sun can quickly lead to dehydration, so be sure all members of the family are drinking plenty of water throughout the day, even if no one feels thirsty. This is especially important for infants and children, who tend to dehydrate more quickly because of their smaller body weights.

Wear a Life Jacket

People don’t expect to fall off boats, but it does happen. Keep a life jacket on all family members. Depending on which state you live in, children may be required to wear life jackets at all times when they are aboard watercraft.

Too Hot to Exercise?

When summer temperatures start to sizzle, many parents wonder if it’s safe for their children to exercise and play sports outside. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, with adequate preparation and monitoring, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are usually preventable. Here’s what you need to know to help keep your children safe:

  • Children should drink water before, during, and after playing outside—don’t wait until they become thirsty. Take a water break about every 20 minutes
  • Keep an eye out for signs of dehydration and heat exhaustion, such as lethargy, weakness, dizziness, nausea, headache, or fainting. If you suspect either, take your child to a cool place right away and give him or her water
  • Exercise or play in the shade whenever possible. At the very least, be sure there is a place nearby where your child can take a break and cool down
  • Choose loose-fitting, lightweight clothing that breathes on hot, humid days
  • High humidity makes it harder for the body to cool itself through sweating, so be extra careful on days when it’s very humid. Limit the duration of exercise and increase the number of breaks on humid days
  • Children who have been ill should avoid or limit exercise, especially those who are recovering from gastrointestinal illnesses (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea) and/or fever
  • Finally, if any symptoms of heat exhaustion appear (e.g., hallucinations, chills, slurred speech), immediately phone 911, bring your child to a cool area, and begin treatment (fanning, soaking clothes with water, spraying with water) while you wait for medical assistance

Important Safety Information

  • Bromfed DM Cough Syrup is indicated for relief of cough and upper respiratory symptoms, including nasal
    congestion, associated with allergy or the common cold
  • Bromfed DM Cough Syrup is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
    Bromfed DM Cough Syrup should not be used in newborns, in premature infants, in nursing mothers, or in
    patients with severe hypertension or severe coronary artery disease. Bromfed DM Cough Syrup should
    not be used in patients receiving monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. Antihistamines should not be used
    to treat lower respiratory tract conditions including asthma
  • Especially in infants and small children, antihistamines in overdosage may cause hallucinations,
    convulsions, and death. Antihistamines may diminish mental alertness. In the young child, they may
    produce excitation
  • The most frequent adverse reactions to Bromfed DM Cough Syrup are sedation; dryness of mouth, nose,
    and throat; thickening of bronchial secretions; and dizziness

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