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Safetussin DM

Generic name: Dextromethorphan and guaifenesin [DEX-troe-me-THOR-fan-and-gwye-FEN-e-sin]
Names of brands: Adult Cough DM, Children’s Giltuss Cough, and Chest Congestion Children’s Delsym Cough + Chest Congestion DM Children’s Robitussin Cough and Chest Children’s Robitussin Cough and Chest Congestion DM,… List the 99 brands
Classification of drugs: Upper respiratory combinations

What is Safetussin DM?

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Guaifenesin is an expectorant.Safetussin DM is a combination medicine that treats chest congestion and coughs that are due to the typical flu as well as allergies.Dextromethorphan is not a treatment for coughs resulting from smoke.

There are numerous varieties and brands of this medication that are available, and not all of them are included in this leaflet.Safetussin DM can also be used to treat conditions not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Safetussin DM

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Safetussin DM can cause serious adverse side effects. Stop using Safetussin DM immediately and consult your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Mood shifts;
  • Severe headache that is severe severe headache
  • Extreme nausea as well as anxiety that makes you feel like you're about to faint.

Common adverse effects of Safetussin DM can include:

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

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar or related drugs

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


Do not take this medication in the event that you've used an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days, for example, linezolid and isocarboxazid, as well as phenelzine, methylene blue injection, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Before you take this drug

Do not use Safetussin in the event that you've used an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. A potentially dangerous interaction between drugs could happen. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid linezolid, methylene blue injection rasagiline, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist for a recommendation on whether this medicine is suitable for use if you are:

  • A cough that has mucus
  • Asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.

Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.

The medicine could contain phenylalanine. Make sure to read the label on the medicine to determine if you suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU).

How to take Safetussin DM?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Cough or cough medication is intended for use only in the short term until the symptoms subside.Always adhere to the directions on the medication label regarding the administration of cold or cough medicine to children. Do not take the medicine solely to help a child fall asleep. Death can occur due to the use of cold or cough medications in infants and young children.

Take care when measuring liquid medicines. Make use of the dosing syringe supplied or use a dosage-measuring device (not the kitchen spoon).You might need to shake the liquid prior to taking a measurement. Follow the instructions in the package.

Suck your extended-release tablets entirely, and don't crush, chew, or break them.The granules are sprayed directly on your tongue, and you swallow them immediately.Drink plenty of fluids to ease congestion and smooth your throat while taking this medication.Contact your physician if your symptoms don't get better within 7 days or if you suffer from symptoms such as a temperature, rash, or headaches.

If you're planning to undergo any kind of procedure, be sure to inform your surgeon in advance when you've had this medicine in the last couple of days.Place it in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Because Safetussin DM is only utilized when required, it is possible that you are not following a regular dosing regimen. Do not miss any doses when it's time for the next dose. Don't take two doses in one go.

What will happen if I take excessively?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects of Safetussin DM on you. The way you react could be impaired.

Consuming alcohol while taking this medication could cause adverse effects.Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any other cold or cough medicines that may have similar components.

Interaction with other drugs

Beware of using this medicine in conjunction with other medications that can make you drowsy or slow your breathing (such as opioid medicines as well as a muscle relaxer or medication to treat anxiety or seizures).

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using this medicine if you're taking other medicines 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 mentioned in this medication guide.