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Information last revised May 2010

What does DM/DECONGESTANT/APAP - ORAL look like?

Nov03022Comtrex Cold-Cough 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg Tab
Cvs02150Daytime Cold & Flu Relief 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg Cap
Wal04700Cold Multi-Symptom 5 mg-10 mg-325 mg Tab
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


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).
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