Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough

Generic Name: Brompheniramine maleate, Dextromethorphan HBr, Phenylephrine HCl

  • What is this medication?

    Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough contains an antihistamine, a cough suppressant, and a nasal decongestant. It is intended to temporarily relieve cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation occurring with a cold, and nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies. It is also intended to temporarily relieve runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and itching of the nose or throat due to hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and to temporarily restore freer breathing through the nose.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough?

    Do not use this product to sedate a child or make a child sleepy.

    Do not use this product if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. MAOIs are sometimes used for treating Parkinson's disease, depression, and other emotional or psychiatric conditions.

    Do not use more of this product than directed.

    This product may cause marked drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

    Excitability may occur, especially in children.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if you get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless; if symptoms do not get better within 7 days or are accompanied by a fever; or if cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or is accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Do not use this product in children under the age of 6.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough?

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI.

    Ask a doctor before using this product is you have heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, glaucoma, a cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus), or a breathing problem or persistent or chronic cough that lasts such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking any other oral nasal decongestant or stimulant, or if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

    Ask a health professional before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough?

    This product may cause marked drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

    Excitability may occur, especially in children.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this product.

  • What should I avoid while taking Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough?

    Avoid alcoholic beverages. This product may cause marked drowsiness. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

    Do not use this product to sedate a child or make a child sleepy.

    Do not use more of this product than directed. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24-hour period.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough?

    This product may cause marked drowsiness. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

    If Children's Dimetapp Cold and Coughis taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough with any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough?

    Adults and children 12 years:

    Take 4 teaspoons every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24-hour period.

    Children 6 <12 years:

    Take 2 teaspoons every 4 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24-hour period.

    Children <6 years:

    Do not use.

  • How should I store Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough?

    Store at room temperature.