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Chlorpheniramine / Dihydrocodeine / Pseudoephedrine Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 2 mg-7.5 mg-15 mg/5 mL

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Cough and Nasal Congestion

1 to 2 teaspoonfuls (5 mL to 10 mL) every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cough and Nasal Congestion

2 to 5 years:
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoonful (1.25 mL to 2.5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

6 to 11 years:
1/2 to 1 teaspoonful (2.5 mL to 5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

12 years to 17 years:
1 to 2 teaspoonfuls (5 mL to 10 mL) every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

Renal Dose Adjustments

The manufacturer states that "Hydro-Tussin DHC should be used with caution and at reduced dosage in the presence of impaired renal function." However, no specific dosage reductions are recommended by the manufacturer.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

This product should be given with caution to the elderly or patients with hepatic insufficiency.

The FDA has not approved use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications to children aged less than 2 years, and proper dosing for children in this age group has not been studied. Clinicians should be aware of the risk for serious illness or fatal overdose from administration of cough and cold medications to children aged less than 2 years. Clinicians should be certain that caregivers understand 1) the importance of administering cough and cold medications only as directed and 2) the risk for overdose if they administer additional medications that might contain the same ingredient.

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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