Can children eat licorice tablets?

Question 1: Can an 11-month-old baby take licorice tablets? I took medicine today. I crushed loratadine and montelukast sodium chewable tablets and put them into amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium dry suspension and gave them to the baby together. Is it okay? Dr. Yuan Yunlong’s answer: First, it is not recommended to mix montelukast sodium chewable tablets with other drugs because this drug is easily oxidized; second, compound licorice tablets contain opium, which has a central inhibitory effect. Children\’s development in all aspects is not perfect. Therefore, it is generally not recommended for children under 3 years old to take compound licorice tablets. If the dose is not properly controlled and leads to opiate poisoning in the baby, it may cause organ failure in the baby and may even be life-threatening in severe cases. Question 2: Hello, doctor, my 1-year-old and 8-month-old girl has been eating and sleeping poorly in the past few days. She wakes up several times at night and has a bowel movement once a day. She feels her belly is slightly bulging. What should I do? Dr. Luo Zhen’s answer: According to the description, the baby’s condition is considered to be indigestion. It is recommended that parents massage the baby’s belly in a clockwise direction with the navel as the center every day. Massage several times more. Do not force the baby to eat. Feed normally and eat foods that are easy to digest. And take Xiaoerkang granules to recuperate. Question 3: Hello Dr. Cui, what medicine does the baby need to take if he vomits after riding in the car for more than two hours? Can children take motion sickness medicine? Dr. Cui Lixia answered: If it is motion sickness, no medication is needed, and it is not recommended for children to take motion sickness medication.

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