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Vanacof DM

Generic names: dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine [dex-troe-meth-OR-fan, gwye-FEN-e-sin, fen-il-EFF-rin]

Brand names: Broncotron Ped, Children Giltuss Cough and Cold, Deconex DMX, Desgen DM (Phenylephrine), Desgen Pediatric,…
The class of drug: upper respiratory combinations

What is Vanacof DM?

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that influences the brain neuronal signals that stimulate the cough reflex. Guaifenesin can be described as an expectorant that eases congestion in the throat and chest. Phenylephrine can be described as an anti-congestant that reduces blood vessels within the nasal passages.Vanacof DM is an all-in-one medicine that treats congestion, cough, and chest congestion that is caused by allergies, commonly-assisted colds, and an illness called the flu.

Vanacof DM is not a treatment for coughs caused by cigarettes, asthma, or the condition known as emphysema.There are a variety of kinds and brands of this medicine that are available. There are not all the brands mentioned in this leaflet.Vanacof DM can also be used to treat conditions that aren't covered in this guideline.

Side Effects of Vanacof DM

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

This medication could cause severe adverse consequences. Stop taking this medicine and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Very little or no urine;
  • Heartbeats that are slow or fast
  • Confusion, dizziness, feeling unsteady;
  • Nervousness; sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Severe nausea or vomiting;
  • A severe headache, blurred vision, the pounding of your neck or in your ears
  • The breathing becomes slow
  • Unexpected shifts in behavior or mood.

Common adverse results of the Vanacof DM could include:

  • Diarrhea, constipation;
  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Experiencing anxiety, restlessness, or even being irritable.

This list doesn't encompass all possible side effects; additional symptoms could arise. It is recommended to seek medical advice should any adverse reactions arise and report them directly to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar or related drugs

Bromfed DM, brompheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine; Vicks Dayquil Cold and Flu Relief; Mucinex D; and Promethazine VC with Codeine


Don't take this medication in the event that you've taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days, including isocarboxazid or linezolid, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use this medicine if you're allergic to dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, or the hormone phenylephrine.

Do not take this medicine in the event that you've had an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A drug interaction that is dangerous can occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid rasagiline, phenelzine and linezolid selegiline, tranylcypromine, and a few others.

Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if this medication is suitable for use if you are:

  • The heart condition, high blood pressure;
  • Diabetes;
  • An thyroid disorder;
  • Problems with urination;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Epilepsy or any other seizure disorder
  • Pheochromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor);
  • Cough that is mucusy or a cough due to emphysema, as well as chronic bronchitis.

This medication may contain phenylalanine. Be sure to check the medication label if you suffer from the condition known as phenylketonuria (PKU).Talk to your doctor prior to taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take Vanacof DM?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. The cold or cough medicines are meant for short-term use only until the symptoms subside.Follow the instructions on the medication label regarding administering cold or cough medication to children. Don't use the medicine solely to help a child fall asleep. Death can occur through the use of cold or cough medicine in children who are very young.

Don't crush, chew, or break the extended-release tablets. Suck it up whole.Take care when measuring liquid medicines. Make use of the dosing syringe supplied or a dosage-metering device (not the kitchen spoon).

Drink plenty of fluids to ease congestion and smooth your throat while taking this medicine.Consult your physician if symptoms don't improve after seven days or if you suffer from symptoms such as a high fever, rash, or headaches.If you require an operation or other medical examination, inform the doctor or surgeon prior to the time of your appointment if you have taken this medication in the last couple of days.

Keep the medicine at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Don't allow the liquid medicine to become frozen.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because cold or cough medicine is taken when it's required and you might not be on a prescribed schedule, Don't miss any missed doses in the event that it's nearing time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

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

What should be avoided?

Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects of this medication on your body. The way you react could be impaired.Drinking alcohol can trigger certain adverse effects associated with this medication.

Consult a physician or pharmacist before taking any other cold or cough medicines that contain similar components.

Interaction with other drugs

Do not use Vanacof DM together with other medications that can cause drowsiness or a slowing of breathing (such as opioids as well as a muscle relaxer or medication used to manage anxiety and seizures). Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any other medications, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are included in this guide to medication.