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PediaCare Cough & Sore Throat Plus Acetaminophen Side Effects

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 6, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about acetaminophen / dextromethorphan. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name PediaCare Cough & Sore Throat Plus Acetaminophen.

Applies to acetaminophen / dextromethorphan: oral liquid, oral solution, oral suspension, oral tablet chewable

Warning

You should not use this medicine if you have severe liver disease.

Use this medicine exactly as directed. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.

Call your doctor at once if you have nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).

Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away if you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

In rare cases, acetaminophen may cause a severe skin reaction that can be fatal. This could occur even if you have taken acetaminophen in the past and had no reaction. Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away if you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling. If you have this type of reaction, you should never again take any medicine that contains acetaminophen.

Stop using the medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • redness or swelling;

  • new or worsening symptoms;

  • an ongoing cough with a rash or headache; or

  • liver problems--loss of appetite, stomach pain (upper right side), tiredness, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • upset stomach;

  • confusion; or

  • drowsiness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.