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Brand & Generic Names

2/G-DM Cough Mytussin DM
Actifed DM Naldecon-DX
Ambenyl-D Decongestant Naldecon-DX Adult Liquid
Cough Formula Naldecon-DX Children's Syrup
Anatuss Naldecon-DX Pediatric Drops
Anti-Tuss DM Expectorant Naldecon Senior DX
Balminil DM Neo-DM
Bayaminicol Niquil Hot Therapy
Baydec DM Drops Noratuss II Liquid
Bayer Cough Syrup for Novahistex DM
Children Novahistine Cough & Cold
Baytussin DM Formula Liquid
Benylin-DM Novahistine DMX Liquid
Benylin Expectorant Cough NyQuil Liquicaps
Formula NyQuil Nighttime Colds
Bromfed-AT Medicine
Bromfed-DM Nytime Cold Medicine Liquid
Broncho-Grippol-DM Omnicol
Brotane DX Cough Ornade-DM 10
Carbinoxamine Compound Ornade-DM 15
Carbodec DM Drops Ornade-DM 30
Cerose-DM Orthoxicol Cough
Cheracol D Cough Par-Glycerol-DM
Cheracol Plus PediaCare 1
Chexit PediaCare Children's Cold
Children's Nyquil Nighttime Relief Night Rest Cough-
Cold Medicine Cold Formula
Co-Apap PediaCare Children's
Codimal DM Cough-Cold Formula
Codistan No. 1 Pertussin AM
Colrex Cough Pertussin CS
Comtrex Daytime Caplets Pertussin PM
Comtrex Hot Flu Relief Phanadex
Comtrex Multi-Symptom Cold Phanatuss
Reliever Phenergan
Comtrex Multi-Symptom w/Dextromethorphan
Hot Flu Relief Poly-Histine-DM
Comtrex Multi-Symptom Prominicol Cough
Non-Drowsy Caplets Pseudo-Car DM
Comtrex Nighttime Quelidrine Cough
Conar Queltuss
Conar-A Remcol-C
Conar Expectorant Rhinosyn-DM
Concentrin Rhinosyn-DMX Expectorant
Congespirin Rhinosyn-X
Contac Day Caplets Robidex
Contac Jr. Children's Cold Robitussin-CF
Medicine Robitussin-DM
Contac Night Caplets Robitussin Maximum Strength
Contac Severe Cold Formula Cough
Contac Severe Cold Formula Robitussin Night Relief
Night Strength Robitussin Night Relief
Coricidin Cough Colds Formula Liquid
CoTylenol Cold Medication Robitussin-Pediatric
Cremacoat 1 Rondec-DM
Cremacoat 3 Throat Coating Rondec-DM Drops
Cough Medicine Ru-Tuss Expectorant
Cremacoat 4 Throat Coating Safe Tussin 30
Cough Medicine Saleto-CF
Creo-Terpin Sedatuss
DayCare Silexin Cough
Dayquil Liquicaps Snaplets-DM
DayQuil Non-Drowsy Snaplets-Multi
Cold/Flu St. Joseph for Children
Delsym Sucrets Cough Control
HYDRATE Sudafed Severe Cold Formula
Dimacol Syracol Liquid
Dimetane-DX Cough Terphan
Dimetapp-DM Terpin-Dex
Dimetapp DM Cough and Cold TheraFlu/Flu, Cold & Cough
DM Cough TheraFlu Nighttime Maximum
DM Syrup Strength
Donatussin Tolu-Sed DM Cough
Dondril Triaminic-DM Cough Formula
Dorcol Children's Cough Triaminic-DM Expectorant
Dorcol DM Triaminic Nite Light
Dristan Cold and Flu Triaminicol DM
Efficol Cough Whip (Cough Triaminicol Multi-Symptom
Suppressant/Decongestant) Relief
Efficol Cough Whip (Cough Tricodene Forte
Suppressant/Decongestant/ Tricodene NN
Antihistamine) Tricodene Pediatric
Efficol Cough Whip (Cough Trimedine Liquid
Suppressant/Expectorant) Trind DM Liquid
Extra Action Cough Trocal
Father John's Medicine Plus Tusquelin
Glycotuss-dM Tussafed
Guiamid D.M. Liquid Tussagesic
Guiatuss-DM Tussar DM
Halls Mentho-Lyptus Tuss-DM
Decongestant Cough Formula Tussi-Organidin DM Liquid
Halotussin-DM Expectorant Tusso-DM
Histalet-DM Ty-Cold Cold Formula
Hold Tylenol Cold and Flu
Hold (Children's Formula) Tylenol Cold Medication
Improved Sino-Tuss Tylenol Cold Medication,
Iotuss-DM Non-Drowsy
Ipsatol Cough Formula for Tylenol Cold Night Time
Children Tylenol Cold No Drowsiness
Kiddy Koff Formula Gelcaps
Koffex Tylenol Cough
Kolephrin/DM Tylenol Cough with
Kolephrin GG/DM Decongestant
Kolephrin NN Liquid Unproco
Kophane Vicks Children's Cough
Kophane Cough and Cold Vicks Formula 44 Cough
Formula Mixture
Meda Syrup Forte Vicks Formula 44D
Medatussin Decongestant Cough Mixture
Medatussin Plus Vicks Formula 44M Multi-
Medi-Flu symptom Cough Mixture
Medi-Flu Caplets Viro-Med
Mediquell Decongestant

Basic Information

  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? No
  • Available as generic? No
  • Drug class: Cough suppressant


    Suppresses cough associated with allergies or infections such as colds, bronchitis, flu and lung disorders.

Dosage & Usage Information

How to take:
Chewable tablet--Chew well before swallowing.
Lozenges or syrups--Take as directed on label.
Capsules--Swallow with liquid.

When to take:
As needed, no more often than every 3 hours.

If you forget a dose:
Take as soon as you remember. Wait 3 hours for next dose.

What drug does:
Reduces sensitivity of brain's cough-control center, suppressing urge to cough.

Time lapse before drug works:
15 to 30 minutes.

Don't take with:
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.


Euphoria, overactivity, sense of intoxication, visual and auditory hallucinations, lack of coordination, stagger, stupor, shallow breathing.


  • Dial 911 (emergency) or O (operator) for an ambulance or medical help. Then give first aid immediately.
  • See EMERGENCY Information.

Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects


    In case of overdose, see Overdose section.


    None expected.


    Confusion, excitement or nervousness.


    Dizziness, drowsiness, rash, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain.

Warnings & Precautions

Don't take if:
You are allergic to any cough syrup containing dextromethorphan.

Before you start, consult your doctor:

  • If you have asthma attacks.
  • If you have impaired liver function.

Over age 60:
Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and severe than in younger persons. You may require smaller doses for shorter periods of time.

No proven harm to unborn child. Avoid if possible. Consult doctor.

No proven problems. Consult doctor.

Infants & children:
Use only as label directs.

Prolonged use:
No problems expected.

Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
Don't drive or pilot aircraft until you learn how medicine affects you. Don't work around dangerous machinery. Don't climb ladders or work in high places. Danger increases if you drink alcohol or take medicine affecting alertness and reflexes, such as antihistamines, tranquilizers, sedatives, pain medicine, narcotics and mind-altering drugs.

May be unnecessary to finish medicine. Follow doctor's instructions.


  • If cough persists or if you cough blood or brown-yellow, thick mucus, call your doctor.
  • Excessive use may lead to functional dependence.

Possible Interaction with Other Drugs

------------------------ -----------------------
MAO inhibitors* Disorientation, high fever, drop in
blood pressure and loss of
Sedatives* and other Increased sedative effect of
central nervous system both drugs.

Possible Interaction with Other Substances

--------------- ---------------
Alcohol: None expected.
Beverages: None expected.
Cocaine: Decreased dextromethorphan effect.
Foods: None expected.
Marijuana: None expected.
Tobacco: None expected.

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