ra daytime cold-flu

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Cvs35201Daytime Cold & Flu Relief 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg Cap
Wal06560Daytime Cold & Flu Relief 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg/15 mL Oral Liquid
Ldr07190Daytime Cold & Flu Relief 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg/15 mL Oral Liquid
Cvs35202Daytime Cold & Flu Relief 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg Cap
Wal05340Cold-Flu Relief 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg Cap
Cvs45540Flu & Severe Cold-Daytime 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg/15 mL Oral Liquid
Wal04700Mapap Cold Formula 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg Tab
Trg02010Cold-Flu Relief 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg/15 mL Oral Liquid
Png00111Vicks DayQuil 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg/15 mL Oral Liquid

Uses:

This combination medication is used to temporarily treat cough, stuffy nose, body aches, and other symptoms (e.g., fever, headache, sore throat) caused by the common cold, flu, or other breathing illnesses (e.g., sinusitis, bronchitis). Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that affects a certain part of the brain (cough center), reducing the urge to cough. Decongestants help to relieve stuffy nose symptoms. This product also contains acetaminophen, a non-aspirin pain reliever and fever reducer. This medication is usually not 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).

Side Effects

Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, nervousness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, hallucinations), shaking (tremors), weakness. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat. In adults who do not have liver problems, the maximum dose of acetaminophen (one ingredient in this product) is 4 grams (4000 milligrams) per day. The maximum dose of acetaminophen for children is based on age/weight. Do not take more than the maximum daily amount because doing so may cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Seek immediate medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms of liver damage: persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, stomach/abdominal pain, unusual tiredness. If you have liver problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist for a safe dosage of this medication. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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