Delsym (Oral)

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delsym and other meds.

I was wondering if it is ok to give nyquil at night after giving delsym to a 3 yr old?
by carla collins in guys mills, pa, 12/18/2007

Taking Delsym while breastfeeding

I was wondering if it is safe to take Delsym while breastfeeding?
by Sandy in Oakdale,Ca, 11/30/2007

Delsym and dizziness and nausea

With Delsym, If used more than the normal dosage, how long can the side effects of severe dizziness and nausea last. second, If I had asthma and used Delsym, can there be any serious side effects or conditons that occur.
by greg in tampa, fl., 05/04/2006

delsym side effect?

I just started my first dose of Delsym of 2 teaspoonfuls as of 6pm tonight.  With in a half hour I have extremely loose bowels.  Should I continue using Delsym if loose bowels is not a side effect? Thanks you for your response as soon as pos...
by Jane in United States, 03/18/2009

Can Delsym be taken with Brometane? They both are antitussives, correct?

  I have given my daughter Brometane DX but her cough continues to be persistent.  Can she also take Delsym?  I was cautious due to both being antitussives. 
by Melanie in Bardstown, KY, 01/14/2008

Delsym (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Delsym (Oral)

Delsym (Oral) Medication Classification


Delsym (Oral) Brandname

Delsym, Benylin Pediatric Formula, Miltuss, Robitussin Maximum Strength, Babee Cof Syrup, Robitussin Pediatric Cough, St. Joseph, ElixSure Cough Children's, Creomulsion Cough, Father John's Medicine, Silphen DM, Creomulsion For Children, Tessalon Perles,

Delsym (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats dry coughs caused by colds, flu, and lung infections.

When To Not Use Delsym (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to an antitussive (cough suppressants), or if you are also using an MAO inhibitor such as Nardil®, Parnate®, Eldepryl®, or Marplan® or you have used one within the past 2 weeks.

How Should You Use Delsym (Oral)

Liquid, Lozenge, Liquid Filled Capsule, Capsule, Tablet

  • 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 might need to shake the liquid before using it.
  • Swallow the liquid-filled capsule whole, such as Tessalon Perles® or Tessalon Capsules®. Do not chew, break, or suck on the liquid-filled capsule.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • 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.

Proper Delsym (Oral) Storage

Store Delsym (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Delsym (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Delsym (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking sleeping pills, sedatives, cold and allergy medicines, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, or pain pills before you take this medicine.

Delsym (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have ever had asthma, emphysema, diabetes, heart disease, seizure disorders, an overactive thyroid, chronic bronchitis, or a liver disease before you take this medicine.
  • Call your doctor if your cough does not improve or last longer than 7 days.
  • Call your doctor if your cough gets worse, if you cough up yellow mucus, or if you have a fever, rash, sore throat, vomiting, or continuing headache with the cough.

Delsym (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Slowed or difficulty breathing
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Rash or itching
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Upset stomach
  • Nervousness or restlessness

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