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Generic name: dexchlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine [dex-klor-fen-EER-a-meen, dex-tro-me-THOR-fan, and-soo-doe-e-FED-rin]
The brand names are: Abatuss DMX, Deltuss DMX, Bromatan Plus, and SuTan-DM.
Classification of drugs: upper respiratory combinations

What is SuTan-DM?

Dexchlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that decreases the effects of the natural chemical histamine that is present in the body. Histamine may cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, itching, watery eyes, and a runny nose. Dextromethorphan is an effective cough suppressant. It interferes with the signals from the brain that trigger the cough reflex. Pseudoephedrine can be described as a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. The blood vessels are dilapidated and can lead to the nasal passages becoming congested (stuffy nasal congestion).

SuTan-DM is a combination medication that is used to treat congestion, a runny nose, itching, sneezing, eye watering, coughing, and sinus congestion that is caused by allergies or sinus congestion, a typical cold, as well as influenza. SuTan-DM is not a treatment for coughs due to smoke, asthma, or emphysema.SuTan-DM is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side Effects of SuTan-DM

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction: hives; trouble breathing; or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

This medication could cause severe adverse reactions. Stop taking this medicine and consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Rapid, slow, or irregular heart rate;
  • Extreme headache severe headaches, mood changes, hallucinations, severe headaches;
  • Extreme disorientation and anxiety that makes you feel like you're about to pass out;
  • Tremor, seizure (convulsions);
  • Bleeding or bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness
  • Fever;
  • Very little or no urine;
  • Breathlessness or
  • Dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, a buzzing in your ear, panic and confusion, chest pain, seizures, irregular heartbeats).

Common negative effects of SuTan-DM include:

  • Mild headaches;
  • Mild dizziness or drowsiness;
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat;
  • Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach;
  • Experiencing a sense of anxiety, agitation, or anger;
  • Blurred vision or
  • Sleep problems (insomnia).

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Don't use the cough and cold medication if you have consumed an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A potentially dangerous interaction between drugs could occur. MAO inhibitors are furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

Before you start taking this medicine.

It is recommended not to take this medicine if you are intolerant to dextromethorphan, dextromethoramine, or pseudoephedrine.

Don't use cold or cough medicine if you've used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days. A risky drug interaction may happen. MAO inhibitors are furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it's appropriate for you to take this medication in the event of any other medical conditions, including:

  • Asthma and COPD asthma or COPD, a cough that is mucusy,  a cough that is due to smoking, emphysema, or a chronic cough;
  • An obstruction in the stomach or intestines of your body;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Kidney disease;
  • The liver condition;
  • Diabetes;
  • Heart condition and high blood pressure
  • An thyroid disorder;
  • Cough that is mucusy or a cough due to emphysema or chronic asthma;
  • An overly large prostate or urinary problems Or
  • If you take potassium (Cytra, Epiklor, K-Lyte, and K-Phos), Kaon, Klor-Con, Polycitra, and Urocit-K,

The FDA classification for pregnant women is C. It isn't known whether this medication can affect a baby who is not yet born. Do not take cold or cough medicines in the absence of medical consultation if you are expecting.

This medication could be absorbed through breast milk and could harm a nursing child. Antihistamines and decongestants could also affect the production of breast milk. Don't use cold or cough medicines without medical guidance when you are breastfeeding babies.

How to take SuTan-DM?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use in greater than smaller quantities or for longer periods than prescribed. Cold or cough medicine is usually only used for a brief period of time until symptoms improve. Do not give this medicine to a child who is less than four years old. Always consult a doctor prior to giving a cold or cough medicine to children. Death can occur because of the misuse of cold or cough medicine by very young children. Don't crush, chew, or break the extended-release tablet. Take it in whole.

Take measurements of liquid medicines using an appropriate dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you don't own an instrument for measuring doses, request one from your pharmacist. One. from a fever that causes a cough, headache, or the appearance of a skin eruption. If you are in need of surgical intervention or medical testing, notify your doctor or surgeon before the appointment time if you have taken a cold or cough medicine in the past couple of days. Keep at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Avoid freezing.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since cold or cough medicine is prescribed when necessary, you may not be following a regular dosing schedule. If you take the medication frequently, you should take the missed dose whenever you remember. Do not take any missed doses if it's close to the time of the next dose. Don't take additional medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Aviod this

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to taking another cold, allergy, sleep, or cough medication. SuTan-DM can be found in a variety of combinations of medicines. When you combine certain medications, it can result in excessive amounts of a specific medication. Look at the label to determine whether a medication contains an antihistamine, anti-cough medication (antitussive), or decongestant. Alcohol consumption can cause an increase in certain adverse effects associated with this drug.

The medicine can cause blurred vision and affect your reactions or thinking. Be aware of this when you drive or perform things that require that you be conscious and in a position to clearly see.

Interaction with other drugs

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using SuTan-DM if you're taking other medications that are prescription or over-the-counter, vitamins, or herbal products. Certain medications can trigger unwanted or harmful effects when combined. Some interactions may not be included in this guideline for medications.

If you take this medication together with other medications that make you sleepy or slow your breathing, it could increase the severity of these effects. Talk to your doctor prior to using SuTan-DM in conjunction with a sleep medication, painkiller, narcotic medication, or muscle relaxer medicine that treats depression, anxiety, or seizures.