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severe cough and congestion

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on June 5, 2020.

Dosage form: liquid
Ingredients: DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE 20mg in 20mL, GUAIFENESIN 400mg in 20mL, PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE 10mg in 20mL
Labeler: CVS Pharmacy
NDC Code: 69842-743

Further information

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CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Severe Cough & Congestion Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each 20 mL)

Dextromethorphan HBr 20 mg

Guaifenesin 400 mg

Phenylephrine HCl 10 mg

Purposes

Cough suppressant

Expectorant

Nasal decongestant

Uses
helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and make coughs more productive
temporarily relieves:
cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with the common cold or inhaled irritants
the intensity of coughing
the impulse to cough to help you get to sleep
nasal congestion due to a cold

Warnings

Do not use
if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if you have
heart disease
high blood pressure
thyroid disease
diabetes
trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis

or emphysema

cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)

When using

this product do not use more than directed

Stop use and ask a doctor if
nervousness, dizziness or sleeplessness occur
symptoms do not get better within 7 days or occur with fever
cough lasts for more than 7 days, comes back, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache. A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition.

If pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222).

Directions
do not take more than 6 doses in any 24-hour period
measure only with dosing cup provided
do not use dosing cup with other products
dose as follows or as directed by a doctor
adults and children 12 years of age and older: 20 mL in dosing cup provided every 4 hours
children under 12 years of age: do not use

Other information
each 20 mL contains: sodium 7 mg
store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
dosing cup provided
do not refrigerate

Inactive ingredients

anhydrous citric acid, benzyl alcohol, edetate disodium, FD&C blue #1, FD&C red #40, flavor, glycerin, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, sorbitol solution, sucralose, triethyl citrate, xanthan gum

Questions or comments?

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Compare to the active ingredients in Mucinex® Fast-Max® Severe Congestion & Cough

ADULT

Severe Cough & Congestion

DEXTROMETHORPHAN HBr – Cough suppressant

GUAIFENESIN – Expectorant

PHENYLEPHRINE HCl – Nasal decongestant

MAXIMUM STRENGTH

Multi-Symptom

Relieves nasal & chest congestion

Controls cough

Thins & loosens mucus

For Ages 12 & Over

6 FL OZ (180 mL)

SEVERE COUGH AND CONGESTION 
dextromethorphan hbr, guaifenesin, phenylephrine hcl liquid
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:69842-743
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE (DEXTROMETHORPHAN) DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE20 mg  in 20 mL
GUAIFENESIN (GUAIFENESIN) GUAIFENESIN400 mg  in 20 mL
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE (PHENYLEPHRINE) PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE10 mg  in 20 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID 
BENZYL ALCOHOL 
EDETATE DISODIUM 
FD&C BLUE NO. 1 
FD&C RED NO. 40 
GLYCERIN 
PROPYLENE GLYCOL 
WATER 
SODIUM BENZOATE 
SODIUM CITRATE 
SORBITOL 
SUCRALOSE 
TRIETHYL CITRATE 
XANTHAN GUM 
Product Characteristics
ColorBLUEScore    
ShapeSize
FlavorFRUITImprint Code
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:69842-743-30180 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph finalpart34106/13/2018
Labeler - CVS Pharmacy (062312574)

 
CVS Pharmacy