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Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine Dosage

Medically reviewed on January 5, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 2.5 mg-1.25 mg/0.8 mL; 5 mg-2.5 mg/5 mL; 5 mg-2.5 mg; 30 mg-5 mg/10 mL

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Cough and Nasal Congestion

Dextromethorphan-phenylephrine 30 mg-5 mg/10 mL oral liquid:
10 mL orally every 6 hours not to exceed 4 doses daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cough and Nasal Congestion

Dextromethorphan-phenylephrine 30 mg-5 mg/10 mL oral liquid:
6 to 11 years: 5 mL orally every 6 hours not to exceed 4 doses daily.
12 years or older: 10 mL orally every 6 hours not to exceed 4 doses daily.

Dextromethorphan-phenylephrine 5 mg-2.5 mg/5 mL oral liquid:
4 to 5 years: 5 mL orally every 4 hours not to exceed 6 doses daily.
6 to 11 years: 10 mL orally every 4 hours not to exceed 6 doses daily.

Dextromethorphan-phenylephrine 5 mg-2.5 mg oral disintegrating strip
4 to 5 years: 1 strip orally every 4 hours not to exceed 6 doses daily.
6 to 11 years: 2 strips orally every 4 hours not to exceed 6 doses daily.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dialysis

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Further information

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

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