What is this medicine used for?
Relief of unproductive cough associated with the common cold, sore throat, and uncomplicated respiratory tract infection.
How much and how often should you use this medicine?
5 mg / 5 mL Syrup 2.5 mL to 5 mL (1/2 to 1 teaspoonful) every 4 hours
Age 12 and above:
5 mL to 10 mL (1 to 2 teaspoonsful) every 4 hours.
Or, as recommended by a doctor.
Allergic to dextromethorphan or other ingredients in the product, at risk of developing respiratory failure (e.g., during an acute asthma attack), liver disease
Warnings and Precautions:
This medicine should not be taken for persistent or chronic cough (e.g., with smoking, emphysema, asthma) or when coughing is accompanied by excessive
secretions, Use with caution in patients with the following condiions: Atopy, History of asthma May cause drowsiness; patients should observe caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring alertness.
Do not use with other medicines containing dextromethorphan.
Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Do not use after the expiry date on the label..
Adverse effects with dextromethorphan are rare, but nausea and/or other gastrointestinal disturbances, slight drowsiness, dizziness and hypersensitivity
Interaction w/ other medicaments:
Not be used in patients receiving monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), seletive serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), or other medications for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease, or have taken these medicines in the last 14 days.
Dextromethorphan is primarily metabolized by the cytochrome P450 isoenzyme CYP2D6. There is a possibility of interaction with inhibitors of this enzyme, including amiodarone haloperidol, propafenone, quinidine, and thioridazine. Symptoms of dextromethorphan toxicity have been reported when used together with amiodarone and quinidine.
Additive central nervous system (CNS) depression may occur when dextromethorphan is taking together with alcohol, antihistamines, psychotropics and other CNS depressants.