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Mucinex for Kids

Package insert / prescribing information
Generic name: guaifenesin and dextromethorphan hydrobromide
Dosage form: oral granule
Drug class: Upper respiratory combinations

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 24, 2022.

Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies.

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each packet) Purpose
Dextromethorphan HBr 5 mg Cough suppressant
Guaifenesin 100 mg Expectorant

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

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

  • persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema
  • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)

Stop use and ask a doctor if cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious illness.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a healthcare professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

  • empty entire contents of packet onto tongue and swallow
  • for best taste, do not chew granules
  • do not take more than 6 doses in any 24-hour period
Age Dose
adults and children 12 years and over 2 to 4 packets every 4 hours
children 6 years to under 12 years 1 to 2 packets every 4 hours
children 4 years to under 6 years 1 packet every 4 hours
children under 4 years do not use

Other information

  • each packet contains: magnesium 6 mg and sodium 3 mg
  • phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine 2 mg per packet
  • store between 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • tamper evident: do not use if carton is open or if packets are torn or open

Inactive ingredients

aspartame, butylated methacrylate copolymer, carbomer homopolymer type A, creme flavor, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, orange flavor, povidone, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sorbitol, stearic acid, talc, triethyl citrate

Questions?

1-866-MUCINEX(682-4639)
You may also report side effects to this phone number.

Dist. by: Reckitt Benckiser
Parsippany, NJ 07054-0224

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 12 Packet Carton

NDC 63824-256-12

Children's
Mucinex
®

Cough
Expectorant
Cough Suppressant

Guaifenesin 100 mg / Dextromethorphan HBr 5 mg

mini-melts

✓ Cough
✓ Chest Congestion
✓ Breaks up Mucus

Orange Creme
Flavor

12 GRANULE PACKETS

CHILDRENS MUCINEX MINI-MELTS COUGH
dextromethorphan hydrobromide and guaifenesin granule
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:63824-256
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide (Dextromethorphan) Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 5 mg
Guaifenesin (Guaifenesin) Guaifenesin 100 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
aspartame
carbomer homopolymer type A (allyl pentaerythritol crosslinked)
magnesium stearate
cellulose, microcrystalline
povidones
sodium bicarbonate
carboxymethylcellulose sodium
sorbitol
stearic acid
talc
triethyl citrate
Product Characteristics
Color WHITE Score
Shape Size
Flavor ORANGE (Orange Crème) Imprint Code
Contains
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:63824-256-12 12 PACKET in 1 CARTON
1 1 GRANULE in 1 PACKET
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
OTC Monograph Final part341 03/24/2009
Labeler - Reckitt Benckiser (094405024)
Reckitt Benckiser

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