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Virtussin DAC

Dosage form: liquid
Ingredients: Codeine phosphate 10mg in 5mL, Guaifenesin 100mg in 5mL, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30mg in 5mL
Labeler: Virtus Pharmaceuticals
NDC Code: 69543-253

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Virtussin DAC

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each 5 mL = 1 tsp)Purpose
Codeine phosphate, USP 10 mgCough Suppressant
Guaifenesin, USP 100 mgExpectorant
Pseudoephedrine HCl, USP 30 mgNasal Decongestant

  • temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with a cold
  • temporarily relieves nasal congestion due to the common cold
  • temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose
  • helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive
  • calms the cough control center and relieves coughing


Ask your doctor before use if you have

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • trouble urinating due to enlarged prostate gland
  • cough that occurs with excessive phlegm (mucus)
  • cough that lasts or is chronic such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema

Do not use
  • in a child under 2 years of age
  • 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.
  • if you or your child has a chronic pulmonary disease or shortness of breath
  • if your child is taking other drugs, unless directed by a doctor

When using this product
  • do not use more than directed
  • may cause drowsiness
  • constipation may occur or be aggravated

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • you get nervous, dizzy, or have trouble sleeping
  • cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back 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 the reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

  • do not exceed 4 doses in any 24 hour period.
Attention: A special measuring device should be used to give an accurate dose of this product to children under 6 years of age. Giving a higher dose than recommended by a doctor could result in serious side effects for your child.
Adults and children 12 years of age and over:2 tsp (10 mL) every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor.
Children 6 to under 12 years of age:1 tsp (5 mL) every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor.
Children under 6 years of age:Consult a doctor.

Other information

Each tsp (5 mL) contains 3 mg sodium.

Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

You may report side effects by calling 1-888-848-3593 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Inactive ingredients

Alcohol, caramel flavor, cherry flavor, citric acid, FD&C red #40, glycerin, menthol flavor, potassium citrate, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sodium saccharin, sorbitol 70% solution.



NDC: 69543-253-16


Cough Suppressant
Nasal Decongestant



Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) contains:
Codeine phosphate, USP    10 mg
Guaifenesin, USP    100 mg
Pseudoephedrine HCl, USP    30 mg
(WARNING: May be habit-forming)

Tamper evident by foil
seal under cap.
Do not use if foil seal is
broken or missing.

16 fl. oz. (473 mL)

codeine phosphate, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride liquid
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:69543-253
Route of AdministrationORALDEA ScheduleCV    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Codeine phosphate (Codeine Anhydrous) Codeine phosphate10 mg  in 5 mL
Guaifenesin (Guaifenesin) Guaifenesin100 mg  in 5 mL
Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride (Pseudoephedrine) Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride30 mg  in 5 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
citric acid monohydrate 
FD&C red no. 40 
potassium citrate 
propylene glycol 
sodium benzoate 
saccharin sodium 
Product Characteristics
Color    Score    
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:69543-253-16473 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH FINALpart34108/25/2015
Labeler - Virtus Pharmaceuticals (079659493)

Revised: 08/2015
Virtus Pharmaceuticals

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