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Topcare Cough and Sore Throat

Generic name: acetaminophen and dextromethorphan hydrobromide
Dosage form: oral liquid
Drug class: Upper respiratory combinations

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 22, 2020.

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.

Active ingredient (in each 15 mL = 1 tablespoon)

Acetaminophen 500 mg

Dextromethorphan HBr 15 mg


Pain reliever

Cough suppressant


  • temporarily relieves:
  • minor aches and pains
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • cough due to a cold


Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take:

  • more than 4 doses in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.

Do not use

  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • 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

  • liver disease
  • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
  • cough that lasts or is chronic such as occurs with smoking, asthma or emphysema

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • pain or cough gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • new symptoms occur
  • cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts. 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 right away. (1-800-222-1222) Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.


  • do not take more than directed (see Liver warning)

adults and

children 12 years

and over
  • take 2 tablespoons (TBSP) in dose cup provided every 6 hours as needed
  • do not take more than 8 tablespoons in 24 hours
children under 12 years
  • do not use this adult product in children under 12 years of age

Other information

  • each tablespoon contains: potassium 20 mg and sodium 8 mg
  • store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)

Inactive ingredients

acesulfame potassium, anhydrous citric acid, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, FD&C blue no. 1, flavor, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sorbitol solution, sucrose

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Pain Relief

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Pain Reliever – Cough Suppressant

Sore Throat, Body Aches/Headache – Acetaminophen

Coughing – Dextromethorphan HBr

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Cough & Sore Throat Back Label

Topcare Cough and Sore Throat
acetaminophen, dextromethorphan hbr liquid
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:36800-698
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Product Characteristics
Color BLUE (clear) Score
Shape Size
Flavor MENTHOL Imprint Code
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:36800-698-34 237 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
OTC monograph final part341 03/10/2006
Labeler - Topco Associates LLC (006935977)
Topco Associates LLC

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