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Dextromethorphan HBr and Iodinated glycerol oral
DEXTROMETHORPHAN WITH IODINATED GLYCEROL - ORAL

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 WITH IODINATED GLYCEROL - ORAL

(dex-trow-meth-OR-fan WITH eye-OH-din-ate-ed GLISS-er-ohl)

Uses

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Iodinated glycerol is an expectorant which helps to loosen mucus. This combination medication is used to treat a cough associated with the common cold, allergies, hay fever, sinusitis and other respiratory illnesses.

How To Use

This medication is best taken with a full glass of water after a meal or snack. Take this medication as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.

Side Effects

Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, acne, loss of appetite or nausea 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. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, a rapid pulse, skin rash, tremors, nervousness, tingling of the hands or feet, unusual weakness, difficulty swallowing, mental confusion. 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. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication causes you to feel drowsy. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: thyroid disease, lung disease, cystic fibrosis, skin disorders, any allergies. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, breast-feeding is not recommended while taking this medication. Consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: thyroid drugs, diuretics (water pills), lithium, MAO inhibitors (e.g., linezolid, furazolidone, 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. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, blurred vision, slowed breathing, and seizures.

Notes

Drink plenty of fluids, especially water while taking this medication. It will help to break up mucus and clear congestion.

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 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.