fast cold and flu relief Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan HBr, Phenylephrine HCl

Get an overview of FAST COLD AND FLU RELIEF (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan hbr, phenylephrine hcl capsule, liquid filled), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in fast cold and flu relief can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as fast cold and flu relief.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: fast cold and flu relief

Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN, DEXTROMETHORPHAN HBR, PHENYLEPHRINE HCL

Drug Type: HUMAN OTC DRUG

Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: CAPSULE, LIQUID FILLED

Data Current As Of: 2018-12-10

active ingredients (in each liquid gel)

Acetaminophen 325 mg

Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mg

Phenylephrine HCl 5 mg

purposes

Pain reliever/fever reducer

Cough suppressant

Nasal decongestant

uses

  • temporarily relieves these common cold and flu symptoms:
  • nasal congestion
  • cough
  • headache
  • minor aches and pains
  • sinus congestion and pressure
  • temporarily reduces fever
  • temporarily promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage

warnings

Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

  • more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Allergy alert: Acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include:

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

do not use

  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients

ask a doctor before use if you have

ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

when using this product

do not use more than directed

stop use & ask a doctor if

  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur
  • pain, nasal congestion or cough gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • new symptoms occur
  • cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

if pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use.

keep out of reach of children.

Overdose warning: In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222). Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

directions

  • do not take more than directed (see Overdose warning)
  • do not take more than 10 liquid gels in any 24-hour period
  • adults and children 12 years of age and older: take 2 liquid gels every 4 hours
  • children under 12 years of age: do not use

other information

  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)

inactive ingredients

edible ink*, FD&C red no. 40, FD&C yellow no. 6, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitol sorbitan solution *may contain this ingredient

questions or comments?

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This drug label information is as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is intended for informational purposes only. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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