Diphenhydramine + Dextromethorphan + Levomenthol

Indications

This medicine is used to help relieve dry, irritating coughs. The liquid contains diphenhydramine hydrochloride which is an antihistamine that helps relieve coughing and dry secretions in the nose and chest, dextromethorphan hydrobromide which is an antitussive to help stop coughing and levomenthol which helps you breathe more easily by relieving congestion.

Dosage & Administration

Adults and children aged 12 years and over: Take two 5 ml spoonfuls four times a day.

Do not take more than 4 doses in 24 hours.  If symptoms persist, talk to your doctor

Contraindications

Do not use this medicine…
  • If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
  • If you suffer from lung disease.
  • If you have prostate problems. (Difficulty with passing water or needing to pass water often).
  • If you have narrow-angle glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
  • If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs).
  • For children under 12 years old.

Side Effects

Mild effects which may occur include:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision.
  • Dry mouth, nose and throat.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Vomiting.
  • Nausea.
  • Problems with passing water.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Precautions & Warnings

Talk to your doctor…
  • If you suffer from liver or kidney problems.
  • If you are taking alcohol.
  • If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars.
  • If you are taking any other medicines, including:
anticholinergic drugs e.g. antihistamines (drugs used to treat allergies), antidepressants (drugs to treat mood disorders), atropine (used to treat some eye conditions and occasionally bowel conditions). minor tranquillisers (drugs used to relax muscles or decrease anxiety). barbiturates (a kind of sleeping tablet)

This medicine may cause drowsiness. If affected, do not operate machinery. Avoid alcoholic drink.

This medicine can affect your ability to drive. Do not drive whilst taking this medicine until you know how this medicine affects you. It may be an offence to drive when taking this medicine if your ability to drive safely is affected.

Therapeutic Class

Combined cough expectorants, Combined cough suppressants

Storage Conditions

Do not store this product above 30ºC. Store in the original container. Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.