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Vicks 44 Cold, Flu and Cough

Generic name: dextromethorphan and pseudoephedrine [DEX-troe-meth-OR-fan-and-SOO-doe-e-FED-rin]
Brand Names: Vicks Cold and Flu liquicaps Vicks Cold and Flu liquicaps
Drug Class: Upper Respiratory Combinations

What are Vicks 44 Cold, Flu and Cough?

This leaflet does not list all the brands or forms of dextromethorphan or pseudoephedrine.Dextromethorphan suppresses coughing. Pseudoephedrine acts as a decongestant.

Vicks liquicaps Cold & Cough is a combination medication used to treat allergies, coughs, stuffy nasal passages, and sinus congestion due to the common flu.Vicks Cold and Cough liquicaps can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side Effects of Vicks 44 Cold, Flu and Cough

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Vicks Cold and Cough Liquid caps can cause serious side effects. Vicks 44 liquicaps Cold and Cough may cause serious side effects.

  • Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;
  • Severe dizziness or drowsiness;
  • Nervousness
  • Trouble sleeping

You may experience less serious side effects or none at all.There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.

Similar/related drugs

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


Vicks 44 liquicaps Cold and Cough should not be used if you've taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. Examples include isocarboxazid (linezolid), phenelzine (phenelzine injection), rasagiline (selegiline), or tranylcypromine.

Before you take this drug

This medicine should not be used if you have an allergy to dextromethorphan or pseudoephedrine.

You should not take this medication if you've taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. Harmful drug interactions may occur. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid (linezolid), phenelzine (rasagiline), selegiline (tranylcypromine), and rasagiline.

If you suffer from:

  • A cough that produces mucus
  • A cough that is caused by tobacco or asthma
  • Heart problems High blood pressure
  • Urination and prostate problems
  • Diabetes
  • A thyroid disorder.

Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing.Check the label of your medication if you have phenylketonuria (PKU). If you have phenylketonuria, check the label of your medication.

How to take Vicks 44 Cold, Flu and Cough?

Follow the directions on the label or those prescribed by your physician. Cold and cough medicines are only to be used for a short time until symptoms have cleared up.Follow the directions on the label of any medicine you give to your child.Measuring liquid medicine is important. Use the provided dosing device or a dose-measuring tool (not a spoon) to measure liquid medicine.

If your symptoms don't improve within 7 days, call your doctor.Store away from moisture or heat at room temperature. Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Vicks cold and cough liquid caps are used as needed. You may not have a schedule of dosages. If it is almost time to take your next dose, skip any missed doses. 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.

Avoid this

Vicks Cold and Cough Liquid caps may affect your reaction. Avoid driving or other hazardous activities until you are sure. You may be unable to react properly.

Before using any other cold or cough medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist if they contain similar ingredients.Alcohol consumption can have side effects when taken with this medication.

Interaction with other drug

Before using Vicks 44 liquicaps Cold and Cough with other medications, ask a doctor or pharmacist. This is especially important if you are taking drugs that cause drowsiness, such as sleep medication, opioids, muscle relaxers, or medicines for anxiety or seizures. Inform your doctor of all the medicines you are currently taking and those that you have started or stopped using. Included are prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. This list does not include all possible interactions.