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Severe Congestion and Cough Multi-Symptom Maximum Strength

Medically reviewed on July 19, 2017

Dosage form: tablet, film coated
Ingredients: GUAIFENESIN 200mg, PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE 5mg, DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE 10mg
Labeler: CVS Pharmacy
NDC Code: 59779-648

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CVS 44-648

Active ingredients (in each caplet)

Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mg
Guaifenesin 200 mg
Phenylephrine HCl 5 mg

Purpose

Cough suppressant
Expectorant
Nasal decongestant

Uses
  • 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
  • helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and make coughs more productive

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 exceed recommended dosage.

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur
  • symptoms do not get better within 7 days or occur with fever
  • persistent cough lasts for more than one week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache

These could be signs 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 (1-800-222-1222) right away.

Directions
  • do not take more than 12 caplets in any 24-hour period
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 caplets every 4 hours
  • children under 12 years: do not use 

Other information
  • TAMPER EVIDENT: DO NOT USE IF OUTER PACKAGE IS OPENED OR BLISTER IS TORN OR BROKEN
  • store at 25ºC (77ºF); excursions permitted between 15º-30ºC (59º-86ºF)
  • use by expiration date on package 

Inactive ingredients

corn starch, FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C red #40 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, silicon dioxide, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide

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Compare to the active ingredients
in Maximum Strength Mucinex®
FAST-MAX® Severe Congestion & Cough*

NDC 59779-648-01

Multi-Symptom

Severe
Congestion
& Cough

DEXTROMETHORPHAN HBr - Cough suppressant
GUAIFENESIN - Expectorant
PHENYLEPHRINE HCl - Nasal decongestant

MAXIMUM STRENGTH

Relieves
Nasal & Chest congestion

Controls cough
Thins & Loosens mucus

For Ages 12+

30 COATED CAPLETS

Actual Size

TAMPER EVIDENT: DO NOT USE IF PACKAGE
IS OPENED OR IF BLISTER UNIT IS TORN,
BROKEN OR SHOWS ANY SIGNS OF TAMPERING

*This product is not manufactured or distributed
by Reckitt Benckiser LLC, owner of the registered
trademark Maximum Strength Mucinex®
FAST-MAX® Severe Congestion & Cough.
50844                 REV0214A64801

Distributed by: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
One CVS Drive, Woonsocket, RI 02895
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Made in the U.S.A. with domestic
and imported ingredients
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CVS Health 44-648

SEVERE CONGESTION AND COUGH  MULTI-SYMPTOM MAXIMUM STRENGTH
dextromethorphan hbr, guaifenesin, phenylephrine hcl tablet, film coated
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:59779-648
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
GUAIFENESIN (GUAIFENESIN) GUAIFENESIN200 mg
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE (PHENYLEPHRINE) PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE5 mg
DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE (DEXTROMETHORPHAN) DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE10 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
STARCH, CORN 
FD&C BLUE NO. 2 
FD&C RED NO. 40 
MAGNESIUM STEARATE 
MALTODEXTRIN 
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL, UNSPECIFIED 
POVIDONE, UNSPECIFIED 
SILICON DIOXIDE 
STEARIC ACID 
TALC 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE 
POLYSORBATE 80 
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, UNSPECIFIED 
Product Characteristics
ColorRED (maroon) Scoreno score
ShapeOVALSize19mm
FlavorImprint Code44;648
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:59779-648-013 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
110 TABLET, FILM COATED in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH FINALpart34107/20/2015
Labeler - CVS Pharmacy (062312574)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIOperations
LNK International, Inc.832867894MANUFACTURE(59779-648)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIOperations
LNK International, Inc.832867837PACK(59779-648)

 
CVS Pharmacy

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