Father John's Medicine (Oral)

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Used for treatment of hyperactivity in 1958-1960

Is Father John's medicine ever used for the treatment of hyperactivity in children?  My mother-in-law used it to treat supposedly hyperactivity in my husband back in 1958 (he was born in 1956).  This was suggested by her doctor.  He...
by Mary Alford in Williamsburg, MI, 09/08/2006

Information for father johns tonic

Sir  I am doing a report on a resident and this person was taking Father Johns Tonic for mineral and vitamins.I cannot seem to find any information on this product.If you have any info would you please let me know      &n...
by Nancy Charland in Waterville,Maine, 09/02/2006



Information about Father John Medicine for a report

 Sir  I am writting a report of a resident and I would like some information about Father John Medicine that this person used to take.She told me it was given to her as a tonic to build her system up.
by Nancy Charland in Waterville Maine, 09/01/2006

Father John's Medicine (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Father John's Medicine (Oral)

Father John's Medicine (Oral) Medication Classification


Father John's Medicine (Oral) 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

Father John's Medicine (Oral) 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 Father John's Medicine (Oral)

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 Father John's Medicine (Oral)

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 Father John's Medicine (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Father John's Medicine (Oral)

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

Father John's Medicine (Oral) 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.

Father John's Medicine (Oral) Side Effects

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

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

Father John's Medicine (Oral) Ratings

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Father John's Medicine (Oral)

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Coco, Los Angeles - 01/07/2015

When I was a child, my grandmother gave it to us. I don't remember ever having a cold.
I've been looking for it for years. My mission is to "seek and you shall find"

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Lisa B., Tampa Bay area, FL - 06/15/2012

IT HAS TO STILL BE OUT THERE!! People are looking for Father John's TONIC, NOT the cough syrup. I too, was given this as a child, and it is wonderful. I'm sure it contains some kind of healthy oil, before anyone was talking about healthy oils. I now take a flaxseed potion of some sort, and it has that creamy consistency, reminiscent of Father John's.

Somebody, please let us know where we can get that Father John's tonic, not the cough syrup.

Lisa B.

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Coco, Los Angeles, CA - 01/07/2015

Lisa I'm with you girl. My grandmother gave us Father John Tonic as well as a child and we were never sick. I also have been looking for it. Good luck.