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Simply Cough Liquid (McNeil Consumer)

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    Simply Cough Liquid is Cherry Berry-flavored and contains no alcohol or aspirin. Each teaspoonful (5 mL) contains dextromethorphan HBr 5 mg.


    Simply Cough Liquid is a single ingredient product that contains the cough suppressant dextromethorphan hydrobromide to provide fast, effective, temporary relief of your child's cough.


    temporarily relieves cough occurring with a cold


    • find right dose on chart below. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise use age.
    • only use with enclosed measuring cup
    • if needed, repeat dose every 4 hours
    • do not use more than 4 times in 24 hours

    AccuDose™ Chart
    Weight (lb) Age (yr) Dose (teaspoon)
    under 24 under 2 call a doctor
    24-47 2-5 1 tsp
    48-95 6-11 2 tsp

    Professional Dosage Schedule:    4-11 mos (12-17 lbs): ½ teaspoonful; 12-23 mos (18-23 lbs): ¾ teaspoonful; 2-3 years (24-35 lbs) 1 teaspoonful; 4-5 yrs (36-47 lbs): 1 ½ teaspoonsfuls; 6-8 yrs (48-59 lbs): 2 teaspoonsfuls; 9-10 yrs (60-71 lbs): 2 ½ teaspoonsfuls; 11 yrs (72-95 lbs): 3 teaspoonsfuls.

    If needed, repeat dose every 4 hours. Do not use more than 4 times in 24 hours.


    Do not use in a child who is 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 child's prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before giving this product.

    Ask a doctor before use if this child has

    • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
    • chronic cough that lasts or occurs with asthma

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • cough gets worse or lasts for more than 5 days, comes back or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

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

    Other Information:   · do not use if carton is opened, or if neck wrap or foil inner seal imprinted with "Safety Seal®" is broken or missing

    • store at room temperature
    • see top panel for lot and expiration date


    Acute dextromethorphan overdose usually does not result in serious signs and symptoms unless massive amounts have been ingested. Signs and symptoms of a substantial overdose may include nausea and vomiting, visual disturbances, CNS disturbances and urinary retention.

    Inactive Ingredients:    citric acid, corn syrup, FD&C Red #40, flavor, glycerin, purified water, sodium benzoate, sucralose


    Cherry Berry flavored liquid in child resistant tamper-evident bottles of 4 fl. oz.

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