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Children Giltuss Cough and Chest Congestion

Generic name: dextromethorphan and guaifenesin [DEX-troe-me-THOR-fan-and-gwye-FEN-e-sin]
Brand names: Adult Cough DM, Children Giltuss Cough and Chest Congestion, Children’s Delsym Cough+Chest Congest DM, Children’s Robitussin Cough and Chest, Children’s Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM,… Show all 99 brands
Combinations for the upper respiratory tract

What is Children Giltuss Cough and Chest Congestion?

Dextromethorphan suppresses coughing. Guaifenesin acts as an expectorant.Children's Giltus Cough and Chest Congestion treats cough and chest congestion due to the common flu and allergies.Dextromethorphan does not treat a cough caused by smoking.This leaflet does not list all the brands or forms of medication that are available.This medication guide may be used to treat conditions not mentioned in the product label.

Side effects of Children Giltuss Cough and Chest Congestion

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

There are serious side effects that can occur with children's gillus cough and chest congestion. Children's gilty chest congestion should be stopped immediately if:

  • Mood changes
  • Headache; severe headache
  • Feeling dizzy or anxious, as if you could pass out.

Some of the common side effects associated with children's gillus cough or chest congestion include:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Diarrhoea;
  • Feeling nervous, restless, or anxious

There may be other side effects. Call your doctor if experiencing side effects; to report adverse events call the FDA directly on 1-800-FDA-1088.


If you've taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days (such as isocarboxazid or linezolid), this medicine should not be used.

Before you take this drug

Children's Giltuss Chest Congestion and Cough should not be used if you've taken MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days. Harmful drug interactions may occur. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid (linezolid), methylene blue injection, phenelzine, and selegiline.

If you suffer from:

  • A cough that produces mucus
  • Chronic lung disease, or asthma.

Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.This medication may contain phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria, check the label of your medication.

How to take Children Giltuss Cough and Chest Congestion?

Keep to the instructions provided on the label or prescribed by your healthcare provider when taking cold or cough medicines; they should only be taken temporarily until all symptoms have subsided.Adhere to the instructions on the label when giving cough or cold medicine to children. Never use cough and cold medications to put children to sleep.Measuring liquid medicine is important. Use the provided dosing device or a dose-measuring tool (not a spoon) to measure liquid medicine.It may be necessary to shake the liquid prior to measuring a dose. Please follow all the instructions on the label.Do not chew, crush, or break an extended-release tablet.The granules can be sprinkled directly on your tongue. Swallow immediately.While taking this medication, drink extra fluids in order to loosen congestion and lubricate the throat.If your symptoms don't improve within 7 days or you experience a headache, fever, or rash, call your doctor.Tell the surgeon if you've taken this medication within the last few days.Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a schedule for Children with Giltuss Cough and Chest Congestion, as it is only used when necessary. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip any missed dose. Never take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

Do not drive or engage in hazardous activities until you are sure how chest congestion and children's Giltus cough will affect you. You may be unable to react.Alcohol consumption can have side effects when taken with this medication.Before using any other cold or cough medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist if they contain similar ingredients.

Interaction with other drug

Use this medicine only if you are not taking any other medications that can cause drowsiness, slow breathing, or anxiety (such as an opioid, muscle relaxant, or medication for seizures).Before using this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you also use any other medications, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. When used together, some medicines can have unwanted or harmful effects. This medication guide does not list all possible interactions.




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