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Safetussin CD

Generic name: dextromethorphan and phenylephrine [DEX-troe-me-THOR-fan-and-FEN-il-EFF-rin]
Brand names such as Children’s Triacting Daytime, Sudafed PE Children’s Cold and Cough Triaminic Day Time Cold and Cough Children’s Triacting Daytime, pediacare Children’s Multi-Syndrom Cold,… Display the eight brands
Classification of drugs: upper respiratory combinations

What is Safetussin CD?

Dextromethorphan is an effective cough suppressant. It alters the brain signals that trigger the cough reflex.Phenylephrine Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks the blood vessels that line the nasal passages. The blood vessels that are dilated can cause the nasal passages to become congested (stuffy nasal congestion).

Safetussin CD is an all-in-one medicine that treats congestion, cough, and sinus congestion that is caused by allergies, a typical cold, and an illness called the flu.Safetussin CD will not treat coughs resulting from cigarettes, asthma, or emphysema.Safetussin CD can be used for other purposes not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Safetussin CD

See a doctor immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms, warning signs of reactions to an allergen, such as hives: difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Safetussin CD may cause serious side effects. Do not use Safetussin CD immediately, and consult your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Rapid or irregular heart rate;
  • Extreme disorientation as well as anxiety that makes you feel like you're going to faint;
  • Extremely severe headache;
  • Mood swings;
  • Fever
  • Dangerously hypertension (severe headache, blurred vision, a buzzing in your ears, chest pain, anxiety, irregular heartbeats, seizures)

Common adverse consequences associated with Safetussin CD may include:

  • Diarrhea;
  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Being anxious, restless, or even irritable.

This is not an exhaustive overview of every side effect. Other adverse side effects may occur. Consult your doctor for guidance on medical issues. It is possible to report any adverse reactions to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Don't use Safetussin CD if you have taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A risky drug interaction may occur. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid linezolid, Methylene blue injection rasagiline, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and many others.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take Safetussin CD if you are sensitive to phenylephrine or dextromethorphan.

Don't use Safetussin CD if you have taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A potentially dangerous interaction between drugs could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid linezolid, Methylene blue injection rasagiline, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine, among others.

Speak with a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it is safe to take this medication when you are suffering from:

  • High blood pressure
  • Coronary arteriatric disorder (hardened coronary arteries),
  • Diabetes;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Epilepsy or any other seizures;
  • An overly large prostate or urinary problems
  • Pheochromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor)
  • Cough that is mucus-filled or a cough that is caused by Emphysema as well as chronic bronchitis.

FDA pregnant category C. It's not clear what the risk is to children. Safetussin CD will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medicine without consulting a physician's guidance if you are expecting

Phenylephrine and dextromethorphan could be absorbed in breast milk and cause harm to a nursing infant. Decongestants could also reduce the production of breast milk. Do not take this medicine without consulting a physician's guidance if you are breastfeeding infants.

Artificially sweetened cold medicine could contain phenylalanine. If you suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU), look over the label on your medication to determine whether it contains phenylalanine.

How to take Safetussin CD?

Take exactly as indicated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use it in greater quantities, in smaller amounts, or for a longer time than suggested. The medicine is typically taken only for a short period of time until symptoms improve.

Consult your doctor if symptoms don't improve after seven days of medication or if you are suffering from a fever, cough, headache, or the appearance of skin.

Do not give this medicine to children younger than four years old. Always consult a physician before introducing any cold or cough medicine to children. Death can occur because of the misuse of cold or cough medicine in children who are very young.

Make sure you measure liquid medicine using a specific measuring spoon or cup, not the standard spoon for table use. If you don't have an instrument to measure doses, request one from your pharmacist.

If you are in need of an operation or other medical examination, inform your doctor or surgeon prior to the time of your appointment if you have taken this medicine in the last few days.Keep the medicine at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Don't allow the liquid medicine to cool down.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Because Safetussin CD is taken when required, you might not be on a regular dosing schedule. If you take the drug regularly, you must make sure to take the dose missed as soon as you recall. Don't miss your missed dosage if it's close to the time of the next dose. Do not take a third dose in order to compensate for missing doses.

What will happen if I take excessively?

In case of medical emergencies, get urgent medical attention, or call to get help from the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Safetussin CD may cause blurred vision or interfere with your ability to think or react. Be aware if you drive or engage in any activity that requires the user to remain aware and capable of seeing clearly.Alcohol consumption can cause an increase in certain negative effects associated with dextromethorphan or phenylephrine.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist prior to using any other cough, cold, or allergy medicine. Safetussin CD is contained in several combination medicines. Combining certain medicines can result in too much of a particular medication. Examine the label to find out the presence of an anti-cough or decongestant.

Interaction with other drugs

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using this medication if you're taking any other medications, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicine, vitamins, and herbal products. Certain medicines may cause undesirable or harmful effects when taken together. Some interactions may not be included in this guideline for medications.

When you take this medicine in conjunction with other medications that cause you to sleep or cause breathing problems, it can make these effects worse. Talk to your doctor prior to taking Safetussin CD along with sleep pills, opioid pain medication, and muscle relaxers or medicines that treat depression, anxiety, and seizures.