Daily OTC Pearl: Tussin DM (Dextromethorphan and Guaifenesin)

Tussin DM helps loosen phlegm and thin bronchial secretions to help drain bronchial tubes.

OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Tussin DM (dextromethorphan and guaifenesin)

Indication: Tussin DM is used to treat cough and chest congestion caused by minor throat and bronchial irritations, the common cold, and allergies.

Insight:

  • Tussin DM helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to help drain bronchial tubes.
  • Tussin DM will not treat a cough that is caused by smoking.
  • Do not use Tussin DM if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazidlinezolidmethylene blue injection, phenelzinerasagilineselegiline, or tranylcypromine.
  • Dosing: The recommended dose of Tussin DM is 10 ml every 4 hours for adults and children 12 years of age and older. Do not take more than 6 doses in any 24-hour period. Tussin DM is not intended for use in children under 12 years of age.
  • Adverse effects may include mood changes, severe headache, dizziness, anxiety, drowsiness, sleep problems, insomnia, diarrhea, and feeling nervousness.

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