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Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 2, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 10 mg-200 mg/5 mL; 10 mg-200 mg; 5 mg-100 mg/2.5 mL; 10 mg-100 mg/5 mL; 20 mg-200 mg/10 mL; 5 mg-100 mg/5 mL; 20 mg-400 mg/20 mL; 20 mg-200 mg/20 mL; 10 mg-100 mg/10 mL; 15 mg-100 mg/5 mL; 30 mg-600 mg; 6.67 mg-66.7 mg/5 mL; 10 mg-300 mg/5 mL; 20 mg-200 mg/5 mL; 25 mg-225 mg/5 mL; 15 mg-200 mg/5 mL; 10 mg-100 mg; 60 mg-1200 mg; 60 mg-1000 mg; 30 mg-500 mg; 20 mg-400 mg; 10 mg-150 mg/5 mL; 30 mg-800 mg; 20 mg-1200 mg; 60 mg-800 mg; 28 mg-835 mg; 25 mg-600 mg; 20 mg-200 mg/30 mL; 10 mg-200 mg/15 mL; 20 mg-400 mg/5 mL; 15 mg-125 mg/5 mL; 10 mg-187 mg/5 mL; 15 mg-300 mg; 50 mg-1000 mg; 55 mg-1000 mg; 30 mg-575 mg; 30 mg-200 mg/5 mL; 30 mg-650 mg; 30 mg-835 mg; 28 mg-600 mg; 15 mg-400 mg; 5 mg-100 mg; 45 mg-1200 mg; 57.5 mg-775 mg; 15 mg-225 mg/5 mL

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Cough

Dose referred to by strength of dextromethorphan/guaiFENesin (in mg) per unit of measurement:

10/100 per 5 mL: 10 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

10/187 per 5 mL: 10 mL every 4 hours, maximum 4 doses per day

10/200 per 5 mL: 10 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

20/400 per 5 mL: 5 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

20/200 per 10 mL: 10 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

20/200 per 20 mL: 20 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

20/400 per 20 mL: 20 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day


Oral solids (tablets/caplets/capsule/gel caps):

10/200 per caplet: 1 or 2 every 4 hours, maximum 12 caplets per day

20/400 per tablet: 1 tablet every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

30/600 per tablet: 1 to 2 tablets every 12 hours, maximum 4 tablets per day

60/1200 per tablet: 1 to 2 tablets every 12 hours, maximum 4 tablets per day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cough

Dose referred to by strength of dextromethorphan/guaiFENesin (in mg) per unit of measurement:

10/100 per 5 mL:
12 years and older: 10 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

10/187 per 5 mL:
12 years and older: 10 mL every 4 hours, maximum 4 doses per day
6 to under 12 years: 5 mL every 4 hours, maximum 4 doses per day
2 to under 6 years: 2.5 mL every 4 hours, maximum 4 doses per day

10/200 per 5 mL:
12 years and older: 10 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

20/400 per 5 mL 12 years and older: 5 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

20/200 per 10 mL
12 years and older: 10 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

20/200 per 20 mL:
12 years and older: 20 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

20/400 per 20 mL:
12 years and older: 20 mL every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day


Oral solids (tablets/caplets/capsule/gel caps):

10/200 per caplet:
12 years and older: 1 or 2 every 4 hours, maximum 12 caplets per day

20/400 per tablet:
12 years and older: 1 tablet every 4 hours, maximum 6 doses per day

30/600 per tablet:
12 years and older: 1 to 2 tablets every 12 hours, maximum 4 tablets per day

60/1200 per tablet:
12 years and older: 1 to 2 tablets every 12 hours, maximum 4 tablets per day

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Current use of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or use within 14 days of stopping a MAOI.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 2 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

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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