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DEXTROMETHORPHAN - ORAL LIQUID

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

DEXTROMETHORPHAN - ORAL LIQUID

(dex-trow-meth-OR-fan)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Benylin, Tussin Pediatric, Vicks 44

Uses

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant used to relieve a dry, hacking cough.

How To Use

Take this medication by mouth as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.

Side Effects

Dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, or stomach ache may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, a rapid pulse, nervousness, confusion. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: lung problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema), allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, especially of: MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

If the cough worsens, last for longer than one week or is accompanied by a high fever, notify your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.