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Marvell 12 Dec 2009

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

* For regular (short-acting) oral dosage forms (capsules, oral solution, syrup, or tablets):
o For cough:
+ Adults—200 to 400 milligrams (mg) every four hours.
+ Children 6 to 12 years of age—100 to 200 mg every four hours.
+ Children 4 to 6 years of age—50 to 100 mg every four hours.
+ Children and infants up to 4 years of age—Use is not recommended.

* For long-acting oral dosage forms (extended-release capsules or tablets):
o For cough:
+ Adults—600 to 1200 mg every twelve hours.
+ Children 6 to 12 years of age—600 mg every twelve hours.
+ Children 4 to 6 years of age—300 mg every twelve hours.
+ Children and infants up to 4 years of age—Use is not recommended.

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