Cough and cold:

Indications for CHILDREN’S DIMETAPP COLD & COUGH:

Cough, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, allergy symptoms.

Adult:

20mL every 4 hours; max 6 doses/24 hours.

Children:

<6yrs: do not use. 6–11yrs: 10mL every 4 hours; max 6 doses/24 hours.

Contraindications:

Children <6yrs old. During or within 14 days of MAOIs. For use as a sedative hypnotic.

Warnings/Precautions:

Cardiovascular disease. Hypertension. Thyroid disease. Diabetes. GI or GU obstruction. Glaucoma. Asthma. Lower respiratory disorders. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacologic Class:

Antihistamine + antitussive + sympathomimetic.

Interactions:

See Contraindications. Hypertensive crisis with MAOIs. β-blockers may increase pressor effects of sympathomimetics. Antihypertensives antagonized. Avoid alcohol. Increased CNS effects with other CNS depressants.

Adverse Reactions:

Drowsiness, anticholinergic effects, nervousness, dizziness, insomnia, excitability in children.

How Supplied:

Syrup—4oz, 8oz (w. dosing cup)