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Day time. Night time. Anytime.

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product to help
your kid’s cold,
cough, and flu

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  • About Triaminic®

    Triaminic® syrup was formulated in Lincoln, Nebraska, nearly 60 years ago.
    It’s been helping families feel better ever since. Whether the kids are
    coughing in front of the TV, or sneezing late at night, parents have always
    turned to Triaminic® to help their kids get back to “normal.”

    Original Triaminic® liquids,
    circa 1958
    Triaminic® liquids,
    circa 1986
    Triaminic® liquids,
  • Product Safety Tips

    Usage, Dosage, Safety, and More

    • Use formulations specially developed for your child's age group
    • Contact your doctor for additional information
    • Do not give adult medicine to children
    • Only a parent or caregiver should give a child medicine
    • Children should never take medicine without supervision
    • Always read the directions on the label before administering
    • Never give your child more than the indicated dose, and do not use in
      conjunction with other medications unless advised by a doctor or pharmacist
    • Always use products only as directed

    Storing Medicine

    • Keep all prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of reach of children.
    • Keep medicine in its original container and keep the instructions.
    • Always use the dosing device provided with the product.
    • Store medicine according to the information on the label. Medicines should
      not be refrigerated unless the label so directs.
  • Cold & Cough Resources

    Just like your kids, we know you know everything in the universe. But, just in case you need a refresher, we’ve compiled a few guides to help when the kids get sick.

    Sick-Day Guidelines

    Get help deciding when to keep your little sniffler at home.


    Medication Safety Sheet

    Learn how to keep kids away from medicine with this tip sheet.


    Wellness Guide

    Read how to keep your kids healthy and safe even if they don’t have a cold.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How often should I give my child cold and cough medicine?

    Follow dosing directions found on the package carefully. If you have additional
    questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use Triaminic® medicine in children under four years of age.

    My child did not ingest the full dose of medicine. Should I give him/her more?

    No. Do not give your child more medicine. Wait until the next dose, which could
    be 4 to 6 hours depending on the product, to give your child more medicine.
    Follow dosing directions found on the label carefully.

    My child is under four years of age. Can I give him/her cold and
    cough medicine?

    No. Do not give your child cough and cold medicine if he/she is under four
    years of age.

    Are children's cold and cough medicines safe?

    Yes. Children's cold and cough medicines are safe when used as directed.
    Always carefully read and follow the directions on the label.

    I think I gave my child too much medicine. What should I do?

    If you have given your child too much medicine, get medical help or contact a
    poison control center (1-800-222-1222) right away. Taking more than the
    recommended dose of cold and cough medicine can cause liver damage
    (if the medicine contains acetaminophen). Prompt medical attention is critical for
    children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

    Can I give my child multiple medicines?

    Contact your doctor or pharmacist before giving your child multiple medicines.

    Are there any potential side effects or adverse reactions from
    taking Triaminic® cold medicine?

    Like any product on the market, cold and cough medicines can have side effects.
    Therefore, it's always recommended to follow the product label carefully. For detailed
    information on potential side effects pertaining to different ingredients in Triaminic®
    products, please read the entire label carefully.

    Were any Triaminic® products affected by the voluntary removal of infant cold
    and cough products from the U.S. market?

    Yes. On October 11, 2007, Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., along with other U.S.
    industry manufacturers, voluntarily removed Infant cold and cough products as a
    precautionary measure to avoid consumer misuse, including unintentional
    overdose in infants under age two. Specifically, Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.
    voluntarily removed the following two products from the market: Triaminic® Infant and Toddler Thin Strips® Decongestant, and Triaminic® Infant and Toddler Thin Strips® Decongestant Plus Cough.

    Which Triaminic® products are currently unavailable?

    Some Triaminic® children’s cold medicines are no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you, and appreciate your loyalty. For information or help finding the right product for your child, please call

    Are Children's Triaminic® Thin Strips® available?

    After careful consideration, Novartis Consumer Health Inc. (NCH) has decided to discontinue the manufacturing and distribution of Children's Triaminic® Thin Strips® as of January 1, 2012.
    The decision to discontinue is based upon a business need. NCH is not recalling Children's Triaminic® Thin Strips® nor pulling the product from the shelves at retailers. Children's Triaminic® Thin Strips® are safe and effective when used as directed.