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Antihistamine/antitussive/expectorant
(oral) (liquid)


Treats cough and congestion.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Lexatussin DM, Genexpect-SF, Tusnel


 
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Antihistamine/antitussive/expectorant
Lexatussin DM, Genexpect-SF, Tusnel
Uses
Treats cough and congestion.

Storage
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Liquid. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • You may need to shake the medicine container before you open it.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to an antihistamine or any other cough or cold medicine.
  • You should not use this medicine if you are also using an MAO inhibitor (MAOI) such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate®

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have. This medicine may hide the warning signs of certain serious medical conditions.
  • Do not use this medicine for a chronic (long-term) cough unless your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine can make you drowsy or restless.
  • Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Avoid taking at bedtime if it makes you restless. Children may be more sensitive to this medicine than adults, especially if they take too much.
  • Always read the medicine label closely so you give your child the right amount.
  • Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you are not sure how much medicine to give your child. If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor. This medicine might contain phenylalanine (aspartame).
  • This is only a concern if you have a disorder called phenylketonuria (PKU), which is a problem with amino acids.
  • Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you have PKU.

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