Cheracol-D Drug Class
Cheracol-D is part of the drug classes:
Opium alkaloids and derivatives
What is Cheracol-D (dextromethorphan and guaifenesin)?
Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. It affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex.
Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth.
Dextromethorphan and guaifenesin is a combination medicine used to treat cough and chest congestion caused by the common cold, infections, or allergies.
Dextromethorphan will not treat a cough that is caused by smoking, asthma, or emphysema.
There are many brands and forms of this medication available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet.
Dextromethorphan and guaifenesin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about Cheracol-D (dextromethorphan and guaifenesin)?
Do not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.