Cough/Cold Combinations (Systemic)
Proper Use of This Medicine
loosen mucus or phlegm in the lungs, drink a glass of
water after each dose of this medicine
, unless otherwise directed by
Take this medicine only as directed
. Do not
take more of it and do not take it more often than recommended on the label,
unless otherwise directed by your doctor. To do so may increase the chance
of side effects.
For patients taking the extended-release capsule or
tablet form of this medicine
Swallow the capsule or tablet whole.
Do not crush, break, or chew before swallowing.
If the capsule is too large to swallow, you may mix the contents
of the capsule with applesauce, jelly, honey, or syrup and swallow without
For patients taking a combination medicine containing
an antihistamine and/or aspirin or other salicylate
Take with food or a glass of water or milk to lessen stomach irritation,
If a combination medicine containing aspirin has a
strong vinegar-like odor, do not use it
. This odor means the medicine
is breaking down. If you have any questions about this, check with your pharmacist.
Missed dose - If you must take this medicine regularly and
you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time
for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing
schedule. Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. Overdose is very
dangerous in young children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store the capsule or tablet form of this medicine in the bathroom,
near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause
the medicine to break down.
Keep the liquid form of this medicine from freezing. Do not refrigerate
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.