Polytussin DM Side Effects
Generic name: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 29, 2023.
Note: This document contains side effect information about dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Polytussin DM.
Applies to dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine: oral syrup.
Serious side effects of Polytussin DM
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Trouble passing urine.
- A fast heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Shortness of breath.
- Blurred eyesight.
Other side effects of Polytussin DM
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Feeling nervous and excitable.
- Not able to sleep.
- Feeling sleepy.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.