Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, and Phenylephrine Oral Drops

Name: Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, and Phenylephrine Oral Drops

Uses of Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, and Phenylephrine Oral Drops

  • It is used to treat nose stuffiness.
  • It is used to relieve coughing.
  • It is used to ease pain and fever.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, and Phenylephrine Oral Drops?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine oral drops). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
  • Do not take this medicine for longer than you were told by your doctor.
  • Avoid other sources of acetaminophen. Check labels closely. Too much acetaminophen may cause problems.
  • This medicine has acetaminophen in it. Very bad and sometimes deadly liver problems like the need for a liver transplant have happened with acetaminophen use. Most of the time, liver problems have happened in people taking more than 4,000 milligrams of acetaminophen in a day. Also, people who had liver problems were often using more than 1 drug that had acetaminophen in it. Talk with your doctor.
  • Call your doctor right away if you take more than 4,000 mg (milligrams) of acetaminophen in a day, even if you feel well.
  • Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
  • This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this medicine (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine oral drops).
  • If you are taking warfarin, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while you are taking it with this medicine.
  • Different brands of this medicine (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine oral drops) may be for use in different ages of children. Talk with the doctor before giving this medicine to a child.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine oral drops) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, and Phenylephrine Oral Drops?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
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