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Children’s delsym cough+chest congest dm

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
Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

What is children's delsym cough+chest congest dm?

Dextromethorphan suppresses coughing. Guaifenesin acts as an expectorant.Children's delsym cough and chest congestion dm is a combination medication used to treat chest congestion and coughs caused by allergies or the common flu.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 does not list all possible uses for children's delsym cough+chest congest dm.

Side effects of children's delsym cough+chest congest dm?

If you experience symptoms indicative of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing or swelling of lips, face, tongue or throat - seek medical assistance immediately!

Call your doctor 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 delsym cough+chest congest dm include:

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

There may be other side effects. Call your physician if experiencing side effects; alternatively, the fda can be reached at 1-800-fda-1088 if reporting side effects is necessary.

Similar/related drugs

Benzonatate, benadryl, diphenhydramine, guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, mucinex, and ambroxol


Previously taking an mao inhibitor (such as isocarboxazid or linezolid) or one of phenelzine's treatments such as rasagiline, selegiline or tranylcypromine within 14 days may render this medication unsafe to take.

Before you take this drug

Children's delsym cough+chest congest dm should not be used if you took an mao inhibitor within the last 14 days. A dangerous medication interaction may occur. Mao inhibitors are isocarboxazid (linezolid), phenelzine (phenelzine injection), rasagiline (selegiline), and tranylcypromine.

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's delsym cough+chest congest dm?

Follow the directions on the label or those prescribed by your physician.cold and cough medicines should only be taken temporarily until all symptoms have subsided.Follow the directions on the label when administering cough and cold medication to a child, never using cough and cold medicines to put him or her 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 attempt to 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, rash, or other symptoms, 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's delsym cough+chest congest dm, 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 have determined how children's delsym cough+chest congest dm affects you. You may be unable to react properly.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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