Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough

Generic Name: Dextromethorphan HBr, Guaifenesin

  • What is this medication?

    Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough contains a cough suppressant and an expectorant. It is intended to loosen phlegm and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of mucus and help relieve chest congestion.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty 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.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if you have a cough that lasts more than 7 days, a cough that returns, or a cough accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Do not use Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough in children under the age of 4.

    Do take more than 6 doses of this product in a 24-hour period.

    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.

    Do not use if the printed shrinkband is missing or broken.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have a cough accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus) or you have a persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with asthma, emphysema, or smoking.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are on a sodium-restricted diet.

    Also talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you do not know whether a medication you have been taking contains an MAOI.

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

  • What are the possible side effects of Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough?

    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 Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough?

    Do take more than 6 doses of this product in a 24-hour period.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough?

    If Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough?

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) every 4 hours. Do not exceed 6 doses per 24 hours.

    Children 6- <12 years: Take 1 ½ teaspoons (7 ½ milliliters) every 4 hours. Do not exceed 6 doses per 24 hours.

    Children 4- <6 years: Ask a doctor.

    Children <4 years: Do not use.

  • How should I store Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Chesty Cough?

    Store at room temperature.