DEXTROMETHORPHAN/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Tylenol Cough & Sore throat
Phonetic Pronunciation: (dex-trow-meth- OR-fan/ah-seet-ah-MIN-oh-fan)
Information last revised May 2010
What does DM/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL look like?
Triacting Cough & Sore Throat 160 mg-7.5 mg/5 mL Oral Liquid
Cough & Sore Throat 160 mg-7.5 mg/5 mL Oral Liquid
This combination product is used to temporarily treat cough, fever, and other symptoms (e.g., headache, sore throat, body aches) that are caused by the common cold, flu, or other breathing illnesses (e.g., bronchitis). Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that affects a certain part of the brain (cough center), reducing the urge to cough. Acetaminophen is a non-aspirin pain reliever and fever reducer. This product is not usually used for ongoing coughs from smoking, asthma, or other long-term breathing problems (e.g., emphysema), or for coughs with a lot of mucus, unless directed by your doctor. Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Some products (such as long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely. These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not use this product to make a child sleepy. Do not give other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask the doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray).
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