Profen Forte DM (Oral)

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Profen Forte DM (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Profen Forte DM (Oral)

Profen Forte DM (Oral) Medication Classification


Profen Forte DM (Oral) Brandname

Tussafed-LA, Tussafed-EX, Pseudovent DM, Protuss-DM, Robitussin Cold & Cough, Tussi-Pres, Supress DX Pediatric, Giltuss Pediatric, Tussafed-EX Pediatric, Giltuss, Genetuss-2, Formula D, Carbatuss, Broncotron-D, Genebronco-D

Profen Forte DM (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats a stuffy nose, chest congestion, and cough caused by a cold or the flu.

When To Not Use Profen Forte DM (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to decongestants, expectorants, or cough medicine. You should not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as Nardil®, Marplan®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days.

How Should You Use Profen Forte DM (Oral)

Capsule, Chewable Tablet, Liquid Filled Capsule, Long Acting Capsule, Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, 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.
  • This medicine may make you restless. If you have trouble sleeping, do not use this medicine at bedtime.
  • Swallow the regular tablet, regular capsule, extended-release tablet, or extended-release capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it. The chewable tablet should be chewed completely before you swallow.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, medicine dropper, or medicine cup.
  • You may take your medicine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach.
  • 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 Profen Forte DM (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Profen Forte DM (Oral)

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

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using medicine for high blood pressure or depression, especially an MAO inhibitor (Nardil®, Marplan®, Parnate®).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or using diet pills (Accutrim®, Dexatrim®) while using this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.

Profen Forte DM (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Before using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you have heart disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, an enlarged prostate, glaucoma, or an overactive thyroid.
  • Do not use this medicine to treat a cough caused by asthma, emphysema, or smoking.
  • 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.
  • Some liquid cough medicines contain alcohol.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms get worse after 2 or 3 days of treatment, or if they do not get better after 7 days. Also call if you develop a severe sore throat, fever, or rash, or if you cough up thick yellow mucus.
  • Children may be more sensitive to this medicine than adults are, especially if too much is used. Always read medicine labels carefully, and give your child the right amount. If you are not sure how much medicine to give the child, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Profen Forte DM (Oral) Side Effects

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

  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe headache
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Restlessness
  • Drowsiness, dizziness
  • Depression
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Stomach upset

Profen Forte DM (Oral) Ratings

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Profen Forte DM (Oral)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Carya, Carya - 01/14/2014

I had the surgery mid March.. My foot is not much bteter.. I can not bend my big toe downward at all.. When I walk my foot is very very sore. I used the word painful when I saw my Doctor 3 weeks ago, and he preferred the word sore ?? Anyway, running is out of the question. I walk daily as prescribed by my doctor. After my walk my foot is very sore,and the joint turns a purplish blue.. Another part of my surgery was to remove some cartilage in my big toe( due to the pallet falling on my foot) the cartilage was dead or dying.. When I try to walk with out shoes it feel like by big toe joint is right on the ground with no skin or tissue between . It hurts so I just dont do it. Running is out of the question as is getting on my tip toes.. I was trying to do some normal activities , picking up broken branches in my yards, and my left foot slipped onto some uneven ground and oh my gosh, the pain was so so bad and my foot was swollen. so I iced it again.. MY question is will I ever be able to return to my physical job ? I drive a tractor and have to press a clutch over 100 times a day, climb in and out of the tractor, and yeah stack pallets. The pallet fell from the stack from about 5 and landed on my left foot and that is when the nightmare began. If anybody has has similar problems I would appreciate your reply.. I have been out since last year and since it is a workers comp injury, I had to wait six months before the surgery was approved.. Now my concern is I may not be able to do my job..