Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips

Generic Name: dextromethorphan (DEX-troe-meth-OR-fan)
Brand Name: Triaminic Long Acting Cough

Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips is used for:

Temporarily relieving cough due to the common cold, hay fever, upper respiratory tract infections, sinus inflammation, sore throat, or bronchitis.

Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips is a cough suppressant. It works in the cough center of the brain to reduce a dry or nonproductive cough.

Do NOT use Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips
  • you are taking or have taken furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine) within the last 14 days

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips:

Some medical conditions may interact with Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips. Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have chronic cough, chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or if your cough occurs with a large amount of mucus.

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Furazolidone or MAOIs (eg, phenelzine) because the risk of toxic side effects may be increased by Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips:

Use Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • Do not remove the strip from the pouch until you are ready to take Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips. Be sure that your hands are dry when you touch the strip.
  • Remove the strip from the pouch and place it onto the tongue. The strip dissolves quickly and can be swallowed with saliva. It may be taken with or without water.
  • Use the strip right away after you open the pouch. Do not store it for future use.
  • If you miss a dose of Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips.

Important safety information:

  • Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Do not take more than the recommended dose or use more often than prescribed with checking with your doctor.
  • If your cough lasts for more than 1 week or comes back, or if you also have a fever, rash, or persistent headache, contact your health care provider. A persistent cough could be a sign of a serious condition.
  • Do not use Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips for a cough with a lot of mucus. Do not use it for a long-term cough (eg, caused by asthma, emphysema, smoking). However, you may use it for these conditions if your doctor tells you to.
  • Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips has dextromethorphan in it. Before you being taking any new prescription or nonprescription medicine, check the label to see if it has dextromethorphan in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, contact your health care provider or pharmacist.
  • Diabetes patients - Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips may contain sugar and affect your blood sugar level. Read the label carefully before using Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips.
  • Do not use Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips in CHILDREN younger than 6 years old without checking with the child's doctor; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips while you are pregnant. It is not known if Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips.

Possible side effects of Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dizziness; drowsiness; stomach upset.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include confusion; excitement; hallucinations; slowed breathing.

Proper storage of Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips:

Store Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Triaminic Long Acting Cough orally disintegrating strips.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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