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Children's Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir (Wyeth)

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  • Dosage and Administration
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  • Active Ingredients:    Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) contains

       Maleate, USP 1 mg
       Hydrobromide, USP 5 mg
       Hydrochloride, USP 15 mg


    • temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation occurring with a cold, and nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies, or associated with sinusitis
    • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever (allergic rhinitis):
      • runny nose
      • sneezing
      • itchy, watery eyes
      • itching of the nose or throat
    • temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose


    Do not use if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • heart disease
    • high blood pressure
    • thyroid disease
    • diabetes
    • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
    • glaucoma
    • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
    • a breathing problem or persistent or chronic cough that lasts such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

    When using this product

    • do not use more than directed
    • may cause marked drowsiness
    • avoid alcoholic beverages
    • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
    • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
    • excitability may occur, especially in children

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • you get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless
    • symptoms do not get better within 7 days or are accompanied by fever
    • cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


    • do not take more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period

    adults and children
    12 years and over
       4 tsp every
       4 hours
    children 6 to under
    12 years
       2 tsp every
       4 hours
    children under
    6 years
       ask a doctor

    Each teaspoon contains:    sodium 3 mg

    Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F). Dosage cup provided.

    Inactive Ingredients:    artificial flavor, citric acid, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C red no. 40, glycerin, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, sorbitol solution, sucralose

    How Supplied:    Red, grape-flavored liquid in bottles of 4 fl oz and 8 fl oz. Not a USP Elixir.

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