Dextromethorphan, Acetaminophen, and Diphenhydramine Liquid

Name: Dextromethorphan, Acetaminophen, and Diphenhydramine Liquid

Uses of Dextromethorphan, Acetaminophen, and Diphenhydramine Liquid

  • It is used to ease allergy signs.
  • It is used to relieve coughing.
  • It is used to ease pain and fever.

How is this medicine (Dextromethorphan, Acetaminophen, and Diphenhydramine Liquid) best taken?

Use dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, and diphenhydramine liquid as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
  • Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, and diphenhydramine liquid. If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, and diphenhydramine liquid.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • If you take dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, and diphenhydramine liquid on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
  • Many times dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, and diphenhydramine liquid is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
  • Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
  • A very bad skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.

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 Dextromethorphan, Acetaminophen, and Diphenhydramine Liquid?

  • 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.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
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