Theraflu Cold and Cough

Generic Name: Dextromethorphan hydrobromide, Pheniramine maleate, Phenylephrine hydrochloride

  • What is this medication?

    Theraflu Cold and Cough contains a cough suppressant, antihistamine, and nasal decongestant. It is intended for the temporary relief of nasal and sinus congestion and coughing due to the common cold, and for temporary relief of runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose and throat, and itchy and watery eyes due to hay fever and other upper respiratory allergies.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Theraflu Cold and Cough?

    Do not use this product if you are 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.

    Theraflu Cold and Cough may cause marked drowsiness. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. When using this product, be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if you develop nervousness, sleeplessness, or dizziness, or your symptoms do not get better within 7 days or occur with a fever. Also stop using the medication and talk to a doctor if you have a cough that lasts for more than 7 days, returns, or occurs with a fever, rash, or lingering headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Do not exceed recommended dosage of this product.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, obtain medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Theraflu Cold and Cough?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have heart disease; thyroid disease; diabetes; high blood pressure; glaucoma; difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland; a chronic cough or cough that occurs with smoking or excessive phlegm (mucus); or a breathing problem such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, or emphysema.

    Talk to a doctor before using Theraflu Cold and Cough if you are following a sodium-restricted diet.

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you do not know whether a prescription drug you are taking contains an MAOI.

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Theraflu Cold and Cough?

    This product may cause marked drowsiness. 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 drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking Theraflu Cold and Cough?

    Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while using this product.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Theraflu Cold and Cough?

    When using this product, alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

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

  • What is the usual dosage of Theraflu Cold and Cough?

    Adults and children 12 years: Dissolve the contents of 1 packet in 8 ounces of hot water and sip it while hot. Consume the entire drink within 10 to 15 minutes. If using a microwave, add the contents of 1 packet to 8 ounces of cool water, then stir briskly before and after heating. Do not overheat. Take every 4 hours. Do not use more than 6 packets in 24 hours, or the amount directed by a doctor.

    Children <12 years: Talk to a doctor before using.

  • How should I store Theraflu Cold and Cough?

    Store at room temperature.