DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet)


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What is the half life of this medication?


I am looking for the half life of the Robitussin Cough Gels 15mg liqui-gel capsules.    
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DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet)

DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

DEXTROMETHORPHAN (By mouth)

DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Delsym, Creo-Terpin, Simply Cough, Vicks 44 Cough Relief, Pediacare Long-Acting Cough, Benylin Pediatric Formula, Miltuss, Robitussin Maximum Strength, Babee Cof Syrup, Robitussin Pediatric Cough, St. Joseph, ElixSure Cough Children's, Father John's Medic

DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Dextromethorphan (dex-troe-meth-OR-fan) Treats a cough caused by colds, the flu, and other conditions. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant.

When To Not Use DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to dextromethorphan. You should not use this medicine if you are also using an MAO inhibitor (such as Parnate®, Nardil®, or Marplan®) or if you have used one of these medicines in the past 2 weeks.

How Should You Use DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet)

Chewable Tablet, Lozenge, Liquid

  • 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.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • The chewable tablet can be chewed or crushed or swallowed whole. Drink plenty of water after swallowing the tablet.
  • Slowly dissolve the lozenge in your mouth.
  • Shake the oral liquid well just before each use. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is not usually a concern if you miss one dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet)

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

DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have asthma or liver disease.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Mild drowsiness, dizziness, nervousness, or restlessness
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain

DEXTROMETHORPHAN (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

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