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Children’s delsym cough plus sore throat

Generic name: acetaminophen and dextromethorphan [a-seet-a-min-oh-fen-and-dex-troe-me-thor-fan]
Brand names: children’s delsym cough plus sore throat, children’s triacting, children’s tylenol cold + cough + sore throat, delsym cough and sore throat, robitussin cf max strength honey severe, robitussin maximum strength severe cough plus sore throat, triaminic cough and sore throat soft chews
Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

What is children's delsym cough plus sore throat?

Children's delsym cough plus sore throat is a combination medication used to treat symptoms such as cough, sore throat, headache, fever, and minor aches or pains or fever due to throat irritation or the common cold.Children's delsym cough plus sore throat does not treat a chronic cough caused by smoking or asthma.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for children's delsym cough plus sore throat.

Side effects of children's delsym cough plus sore throat

If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, hives or swelling to your lips, face or throat. Please seek immediate medical assistance: difficulty in taking deep breaths; difficulties swallowing food or fluid; swelling to lips or face/throat area etc.Acetaminophen can cause serious and sometimes lethal skin reactions. This is even if you've taken it and haven't had a your physician immediately if you notice redness, blistering or peeling in the skin.

The medicine can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Redness or swelling
  • New or worsening symptoms
  • An ongoing cough accompanied by a rash, headache, or both
  • Liver problems: loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, itchiness, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, and jaundice

Some of the most common side effects associated with children's delsym cough plus sore throat include:

  • Upset stomach;
  • Confuse or confuse
  • Drowsiness.

There may be other side effects. Call your physician immediately if experiencing side effects; alternatively, the fda can be reached at 1-800-fda-1088 - please be advised they provide free reporting of side effects!


If you have severe hepatic disease, then you should not take children's delsym cough plus sore throat.Comply with any instructions related to how and when to take this medication. Overdoses of acetaminophen may cause liver damage or death.If you experience nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, or loss of appetite, or if your urine is dark or your stools are clay-coloured, call your doctor immediately.If you experience skin redness, blistering, peeling, or reddening while taking medicine, discontinue immediately and contact your physician as soon as possible.

Before you take this drug

If you are allergic or have any of the following:

  • Severe liver disease
  • If you have taken any mao inhibitors in the last 14 days, this includes isocarboxazid (linezolid), methylene blue injection (phenelzine), rasagiline (selegiline), or tranylcypromine.

If you suffer from:

  • A chronic cough or a mucus-filled cough
  • If you have liver disease or drink more than three alcoholic drinks per day,

Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing.

Phenylalanine can be found in artificially sweetened liquid medicines. If you have phenylketonuria, check the label of your medication.

How to take children's delsym cough plus sore throat?

Follow the directions on the package or those prescribed by your physician. Acetaminophen can cause liver damage or death. Cold and cough medicines are only to be used for a short time until symptoms have cleared.When treating a child with acetaminophen or dextromethorphan, only use the dose-measuring syringe or dropper that is included in the paediatric form. Follow the instructions on the label of the medicine.The chewable tablet must be chewed before it can be swallowed.

Measuring liquid medicine is important. Use the provided dosing device or a dose-measuring tool (not a spoon).If you experience a fever that lasts longer than three days or if the pain or cough becomes worse or lasts for more than five days, call your doctor.Tell your doctor or surgeon if you've taken children's delsym cough plus sore throat in the last few days.Store away from moisture or heat at room temperature. Liquid medicines should not be allowed to freeze.

What happens if i miss the dose?

You may not have a regular dosing regimen because this medication is only used as needed. 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 the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. Acetaminophen overdoses can cause liver damage or death.Early symptoms of acetaminophen poisoning include nausea, vomiting, weakness, and loss of appetite. Other symptoms include dark urine, upper stomach pain, and yellowing skin or eyes.

What should be avoided?

Avoid alcohol. Alcohol can cause liver damage.

Before using any other medication that contains dextromethorphan or acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated apap), consult your doctor or pharmacist. Acetaminophen overdoses can be fatal.You should avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you understand how children's delsym cough plus sore throat affects you. You may be unable to react properly.

Interaction with other drug

Children's delsym cough plus sore throat may be affected by other drugs, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies. Inform your doctor of all the medicines you take.