Severe Cold and Flu acetaminophen, dextromethorphan HBr, doxylamine succinate, phenylephrine HCl

Get an overview of SEVERE COLD AND FLU (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan hbr, guaifenesin, phenylephrine hcl kit), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Severe Cold and Flu can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as Severe Cold and Flu.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: Severe Cold and Flu

Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN, DEXTROMETHORPHAN HBR, GUAIFENESIN, PHENYLEPHRINE HCL

Drug Type: HUMAN OTC DRUG

Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: KIT

Data Current As Of: 2018-12-03

active ingredients (in each 15 ml)

Acetaminophen 325 mg

Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mg

Guaifenesin 200 mg

Phenylephrine HCl 5 mg

purpose

Pain reliever/fever reducer

Cough suppressant

Expectorant

Nasal decongestant

uses

temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms:

  • nasal congestion
  • sinus congestion and pressure
  • cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
  • minor aches and pains
  • headache
  • fever
  • sore throat
  • reduces swelling of nasal passages
  • temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose
  • promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage
  • helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and make coughs more productive

warnings

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

  • adult takes more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
  • child takes more than 5 doses in 24 hours
  • taken with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • adult has 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.

Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.

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

  • you get nervous, dizzy or sleepless
  • pain, nasal congestion, or cough gets worse or lasts more than 5 days (children) or 7 days (adults)
  • 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

  • take only as directed – see Overdose warning
  • only use the dose cup provided
  • do not exceed 4 doses per 24 hrs

adults & children 12 yrs & over

30 mL every 4 hrs

children 6 to under 12 yrs

15 mL every 4 hrs

children 4 to under 6 yrs

ask a doctor

children under 4 yrs

do not use

other information

  • each 15 mL contains: sodium 6 mg
  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F). Do not refrigerate.

inactive ingredients

butylated hydroxyanisole, edetate disodium, FD&C yellow #6, flavor, glycerin, menthol, monobasic sodium phosphate, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, purified water, saccharin sodium, sucrose, xanthan gum

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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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