TUSSIN FORTE (Dextromethorphan, DXM) 20mg - 100 tabs
- Manufacturer: Europharm
Guaifenesin is an expectorant which helps to loosen mucus. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. This combination medication is used to treat a cough associated with the common cold, allergies and other respiratory illnesses.
- Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
- Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, blurred vision, slowed breathing, and seizures.
How To Use
- Take Tussin-Dm as prescribed.
- Be sure to follow instructions closely.
- Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.
- Capsules and long-acting tablets must be swallowed whole with a full glass of water.
- Do not crush or chew them.
- The long action will be destroyed and the chance of side effects will be increased.
- Headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
- If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if you develop any of these effects while taking Tussin-Dm: skin rash, trouble breathing.
- Use caution driving or operating machinery if Tussin-Dm makes you feel dizzy.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: lung disease (e.g., asthma, emphysema), any allergies.
- Tussin-Dm should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- Since small amounts of Tussin-Dm are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not double-up the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine).
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.