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Mucinex for Kids Prescribing Information

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

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 28, 2024.

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each packet)Purpose
Dextromethorphan HBr 5 mgCough suppressant
Guaifenesin 100 mgExpectorant

Indications and Usage for Mucinex for Kids

  • 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


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.

Mucinex for Kids Dosage and Administration

  • 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
adults and children 12 years and over2 to 4 packets every 4 hours
children 6 years to under 12 years1 to 2 packets every 4 hours
children 4 years to under 6 years1 packet every 4 hours
children under 4 yearsdo not use

Storage and Handling

  • 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


You may also report side effects to this phone number.

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


NDC 63824-256-12


Cough Suppressant

Guaifenesin 100 mg / Dextromethorphan HBr 5 mg


✓ Cough
✓ Chest Congestion
✓ Breaks up Mucus

Orange Creme


Principal Display Panel - 12 Packet Carton
dextromethorphan hydrobromide and guaifenesin granule
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:63824-256
Route of AdministrationORAL
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide (UNII: 9D2RTI9KYH) (Dextromethorphan - UNII:7355X3ROTS) Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide5 mg
Guaifenesin (UNII: 495W7451VQ) (Guaifenesin - UNII:495W7451VQ) Guaifenesin100 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
aspartame (UNII: Z0H242BBR1)
carbomer homopolymer type A (allyl pentaerythritol crosslinked) (UNII: F68VH75CJC)
magnesium stearate (UNII: 70097M6I30)
cellulose, microcrystalline (UNII: OP1R32D61U)
povidones (UNII: FZ989GH94E)
sodium bicarbonate (UNII: 8MDF5V39QO)
carboxymethylcellulose sodium (UNII: K679OBS311)
sorbitol (UNII: 506T60A25R)
stearic acid (UNII: 4ELV7Z65AP)
talc (UNII: 7SEV7J4R1U)
triethyl citrate (UNII: 8Z96QXD6UM)
Product Characteristics
FlavorORANGE (Orange Crème) Imprint Code
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:63824-256-1212 in 1 CARTON
11 in 1 PACKET; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC Monograph Finalpart34103/24/2009
Labeler - Reckitt Benckiser (094405024)