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Delsym Adult Liquid Cough Suppressant Medicine Orange Flavor - 5 oz

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Product Information

  • Active ingredientPurpose
    (In Each 5 ml): Dextromethorphan Polistirex Equivalent to 30 mg Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide.Purpose: Cough Suppressant.
  • Uses
  • Temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with the common cold or inhaled irritants; the impulse to cough to help you get to sleep.

    • Warnings
    • Other warnings
      • Do not use if the neckband printed with is broken or missing.
    • Do not use
      • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
    • Ask a doctor before use if
      • Ask a doctor before use if you have chronic cough that lasts as occurs with smoking, asthma or emphysema
      • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus).
    • Stop use and ask a doctor if
      • cough lasts more than 7 days, cough comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.
    • Pregnancy/breast-feeding warning
      • If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
    • Directions

      • Shake bottle well before use. Measure only with dosing cup provided. Do not use dosing cup with other products. Dose as follows or as directed by a doctor. mL = milliliter.
    • Adults and Children 12 Years of Age and Over:

      • 10 ml every 12 hours, not to exceed 20 ml in 24 hours.
    • Children 6 to Under 12 Years of Age:

      • 5 ml every 12 hours, not to exceed 10 ml in 24 hours.
    • Children 4 to Under 6 Years of Age:

      • 2.5 ml every 12 hours, not to exceed 5 ml in 24 hours.
    • Children Under 4 Years of Age:

      • Do not use.

    Other Information:

    • Store at 68-77 ° F (20-25 ° C). Each 5 ml contains: sodium 7 mg
    • dosing cup provided.

    Inactive Ingredients:

    Citric Acid,Edetate Disodium,Ethylcellulose,FD&C Yellow No 6,Flavor,High Fructose Corn Syrup,Methylparaben,Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Soybean,Cottonseed),Polyethylene Glycol 3350,Polysorbate 80,Propylene Glycol,Propylparaben,Purified Water,Sucrose,Tragacanth,Xanthan Gum.

    From the Manufacturer


    • In a Nutshell:

      • 12-hour cough relief
      • Can be used day or night
      • #1 doctor recommended 1  

       Use as directed.

    • Goes to Work Fast to Help Silence Your Cough

      Delsym is a patented time-release cough suppressant that goes to work fast to help silence your cough for a full 12 hours -- up to two times longer than other OTC (over the counter) cough liquids. 2
    • Active Ingredients (in each 5 mL dose)

      Dextromethorphan polistirex equivalent to 30 mL dextromethorphan HBr.
    • Package Contents

      Delsym Cough Suppressant in Orange Flavor with Dosing Cup.

    Customer Reviews

    About Cough

    • What You Should Know About Cough

      Coughing helps clear mucus and other matter (inhaled irritants) from the throat and lungs. Remember to help decrease the spread of germs by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and always putting your used tissue in the waste basket when finished. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands. Always clean your hands after coughing or sneezing. It is best to frequently wash with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer.
    • What Makes You Cough

      When you have a cough or cold, coughing expels the excess mucus/phlegm that builds up in your lungs. You don't have to be sick to cough. Dust, pollen, smoke, and strong odors all can trigger a cough. Even if you're not spreading germs, it's a good idea to cover your mouth anyway.
    • How to Care for a Cough

      If you have a serious, persistent cough, check with your healthcare provider. But if your cough is just starting, or if it's mild and doesn't bother you too much, here's what you can do: drink lots of fluids; get plenty of rest, even if you don't feel sick; and consider an over-the-counter cough medicine like Delsym to relieve your cough.

      Check the Delsym label for more information and talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider to find out which medicine is best for you. 

    1 Delsym is the #1 recommended Over-The-Counter single active ingredient cough suppressant among Internists, General Practitioners and Family Practitioners. IMS Health, NDTI, for the 52 weeks ending in 6/30/10.
    2 Among OTC liquids per dose.