This medicine is a narcotic cough suppressant and expectorant combination used to treat cough due to colds or flu. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS for using this medicine provided by your doctor or on the package. DO NOT EXCEED the recommended dose. TAKE THIS MEDICINE with food. TO HELP THIS MEDICINE LOOSEN CONGESTION, drink a glass of water or other liquid with each dose of medicine unless directed otherwise by your doctor. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are taking sodium oxybate. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are also taking anticholinergics (such as hyoscyamine), cimetidine, HIV protease inhibitors (such as ritonavir), naltrexone, quinidine, or rifampin. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including if you have been very ill, or if you have a history of alcohol or substance abuse; breathing problems (such as asthma, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease); chronic constipation; chronic cough; cough that produces large amount of mucous; growths in the brain; increased pressure in the brain; head injury; kidney, liver, or thyroid problems; stomach problems (such as severe inflammatory bowel disease); allergies; pregnancy; or breast-feeding. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have diarrhea due to food poisoning or antibiotic use. Use of this medicine in children under age 2 is not recommended. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of giving this medicine to your child. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while you are taking this medicine include drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or stomach pain. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience change in the amount of urine, facial flushing, involuntary muscle movement, mood or mental changes, or severe or persistent vomiting. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience fainting, irregular heartbeat, hallucinations, or slow or irregular breathing. An allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include slowed breathing, extreme drowsiness, deep sleep or loss of consciousness, decrease in muscle tone, cold and clammy skin, or slow pulse.
If your symptoms do not improve within 5 days, if they become worse, or if you develop a high fever or persistent headache, check with your doctor. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and pets. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.