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Antitussives
(oral) (liquid, Lozenge/troche, Capsule, Liquid Filled)


Treats dry coughs caused by colds, flu, and lung infections.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Tussi-12D S, Delsym, Creomulsion Cough, Father John's Medicine, Silphen DM, Babee Cof Syrup, Robitussin Pediatric Cough, St. Joseph, ElixSure Cough Children's, Creomulsion For Children, Miltuss, Robitussin Maximum Strength, Good Neighbor Tussin, Tannihist-12 D, AeroTuss 12
 
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Antitussives
Tussi-12D S, Delsym, Creomulsion Cough, Father John's Medicine, Silphen DM, Babee Cof Syrup, Robitussin Pediatric Cough, St. Joseph, ElixSure Cough Children's, Creomulsion For Children, Miltuss, Robitussin Maximum Strength, Good Neighbor Tussin, Tannihist-12 D, AeroTuss 12
Uses
Treats dry coughs caused by colds, flu, and lung infections.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature in a tightly closed container away from direct light, heat, and moisture.
  • Do not freeze. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Liquid, Lozenge, Liquid Filled Capsule, Capsule, Tablet. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • You might need to shake the liquid before using it. Swallow the liquid-filled capsule whole, such as Tessalon Perles® or Tessalon Capsules®.
  • Do not chew, break, or suck on the liquid-filled capsule.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Slowed or difficulty breathing Severe drowsiness Rash or itching

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to an antitussive (cough suppressants), or if you are also using an MAO inhibitor such as Nardil®, Parnate®, Eldepryl®, or Marplan® or you have used one within the past 2 weeks.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have ever had asthma, emphysema, diabetes, heart disease, seizure disorders, an overactive thyroid, chronic bronchitis, or a liver disease before you take this medicine. Call your doctor if your cough does not improve or last longer than 7 days. Call your doctor if your cough gets worse, if you cough up yellow mucus, or if you have a fever, rash, sore throat, vomiting, or continuing headache with the cough.

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