Abatuss DMX

Name: Abatuss DMX

What is the most important information I should know about this medicine?

Do not use cough or cold medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

This medicine side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;

  • severe headache, mood changes, hallucinations;

  • severe dizziness or anxiety, feeling like you might pass out;

  • tremor, seizure (convulsions);

  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;

  • fever;

  • little or no urinating;

  • shortness of breath; or

  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

Common side effects may include:

  • mild headache;

  • mild dizziness, drowsiness;

  • dry mouth, nose, or throat;

  • nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach;

  • feeling nervous, restless, or irritable;

  • blurred vision; or

  • sleep problems (insomnia).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Abatuss DMX (dexchlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine)?

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you are also using any other drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used together. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can worsen these effects. Ask your doctor before taking dexchlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

Abatuss DMX Interactions

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, cough, or sleep medicine. Dexchlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains an antihistamine, cough suppressant (antitussive), or decongestant.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of this medication.

This medicine may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you are also using any other drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used together. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can worsen these effects. Ask your doctor before taking dexchlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling nervous and excitable.
  • Not able to sleep.
  • Feeling sleepy.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Some side effects of Abatuss DMX may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

Dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/PSE 3.5 mg-30 mg-45 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release and Dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/PSE 3 mg-27.5 mg-50 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
2 to 5 years: 1.25 to 2.5 mL orally every 12 hours not to exceed 5 mL daily.
6 to 11 years: 2.5 to 5 mL orally every 12 hours not to exceed 10 mL daily.
12 years or older: 5 to 15 mL orally every 12 hours not to exceed 30 mL daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cold Symptoms

Dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/PSE 3.5 mg-30 mg-45 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release and Dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/PSE 3 mg-27.5 mg-50 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
2 to 5 years: 1.25 to 2.5 mL orally every 12 hours not to exceed 5 mL daily.
6 to 11 years: 2.5 to 5 mL orally every 12 hours not to exceed 10 mL daily.
12 years or older: 5 to 15 mL orally every 12 hours not to exceed 30 mL daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Sinusitis

Dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/PSE 3.5 mg-30 mg-45 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release and Dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/PSE 3 mg-27.5 mg-50 mg/5 mL oral suspension, extended release:
2 to 5 years: 1.25 to 2.5 mL orally every 12 hours not to exceed 5 mL daily.
6 to 11 years: 2.5 to 5 mL orally every 12 hours not to exceed 10 mL daily.
12 years or older: 5 to 15 mL orally every 12 hours not to exceed 30 mL daily.

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