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    In reading the ingredients of midol complete (acetaminophen 500 mg, Caffeeine 60 mg and Pyrilamine Maleate 15 mg) I am not sure if the last ingredient is safe.

    I currently nurse an 18 month old who is mildly interested in solids.

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    Dear Dv78045,

    Pyrilamine is an antihistamine which blocks the H1 receptor. It is used in many over-the-counter products. Antihistamines in this class may cause excitement in children, or sleeplessness. Pyrilamine also has anticholinergic (drying) effects as well. Use of these older antihistamines in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should be avoided. Use the newer non-sedating antihistamines, such as loratadine or cetirizine.

    Tassneem Abdel Karim, MD
    InfantRisk Center

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