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Acetaminophen-DM
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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.Do not use this medication in children younger than 2 years unless directed by the doctor. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all of the doctor's dosage directions. Do not give other cough and cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (e.g., saline nose drops/spray, using a humidifier or infant nasal suction bulb).

 
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Acetaminophen-DM

Uses
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.Do not use this medication in children younger than 2 years unless directed by the doctor. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all of the doctor's dosage directions. Do not give other cough and cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (e.g., saline nose drops/spray, using a humidifier or infant nasal suction bulb).
Notes
  • Keep all regular medical and laboratory appointments.

Storage
  • Refer to storage information printed on the package.
  • Protect from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: fast heartbeat, vomiting, sweating, nervousness, abnormal/extreme feelings of well-being (euphoria), hallucinations, problems walking (staggering), agitation, severe drowsiness.

How To Use
  • Read and follow all directions on the product package before taking this medication.
  • If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Take this medication by mouth, usually every 4 to 6 hours as needed, or as directed by your doctor.
  • This medication can be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs.If you are using the liquid form, carefully measure the dose using a medication-measuring device or spoon.
  • Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
  • If your liquid is a suspension, shake the container well before measuring each dose.If you are using chewable tablets, chew each tablet thoroughly before swallowing.Dosage is based on age and weight.
  • Check the package label to find the correct dose.Improper use of this medication (abuse) may result in serious harm (e.g., brain damage, seizure, death).
  • Do not increase your dose or take it more often than directed.If you are treating yourself or a child for fever, consult your doctor immediately if the fever worsens or lasts more than 3 days.
  • If the child has sore throat (especially with high fever, headache, rash, or nausea/vomiting), consult the doctor promptly.If your condition persists for more than 7 days, if it worsens, if you develop new symptoms, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, or vomiting may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has directed you to take this medication, remember 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.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.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms of liver damage: persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, stomach/abdominal pain, unusual tiredness.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of tongue/lips/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to dextromethorphan or acetaminophen; or if you have any other allergies.If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: breathing problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema), liver disease, use/abuse of alcohol.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy.
  • Use caution while driving, using machinery, or doing any activity that requires alertness.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.Acetaminophen (an ingredient in this product) may cause liver damage.
  • Daily use of alcohol may increase your risk for liver damage, especially when combined with acetaminophen.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Liquid products and chewable tablets may contain sugar or aspartame.
  • Liquid products may also contain alcohol.
  • Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this drug safely.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This medication may pass into breast milk.
  • Though there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you are taking this product on a regular schedule and miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • If your doctor has directed you to use this product, he or she may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This product should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine), sibutramine.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting this medication.
  • Avoid taking MAO inhibitors within 2 weeks before, during, and after treatment with this medication.Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), isoniazid, memantine.The ingredients in this product are available in many prescription and nonprescription products.
  • Check the labels on all your medications carefully to make sure you are not taking more than one product with the same ingredient(s).
  • Consult your pharmacist if you are unsure of the ingredients in any of your medications.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, risperidone, amitriptyline, trazodone).
  • Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., other cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness.
  • Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.This medication may interfere with certain urine laboratory tests (e.g., 5-HIAA levels), possibly causing false test results.
  • Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

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