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I gave my 3 ½ year old loratadine and then realized she was also coughing and had a fever before I could take it away it was gone. I gave her a multi-symptom cold medicine and now I am afraid that they should not have been combined.

I believe what you are indicating here is that you gave your child both a multi-symptom cold medication as well as loratadine.

As stated before, the FDA does not recommend giving any child cough or cold medications. She would most likely be more drowsy or lethargic after taking these two medications. Be careful when giving children any medications. Double and triple check the drug and dose.

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