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Safetussin CD Side Effects

Generic name: dextromethorphan / phenylephrine

Note: This document contains side effect information about dextromethorphan / phenylephrine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Safetussin CD.

For the Consumer

Applies to dextromethorphan / phenylephrine: oral disintegrating strip, oral liquid

Warning

Do not use dextromethorphan and phenylephrine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking dextromethorphan/phenylephrine: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using dextromethorphan and phenylephrine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fast or uneven heart rate;

  • severe dizziness or anxiety, feeling like you might pass out;

  • severe headache;

  • mood changes;

  • fever; or

  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, chest pain, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

Common side effects may include:

  • diarrhea;

  • dizziness, drowsiness;

  • sleep problems (insomnia); or

  • feeling nervous, restless, or irritable.

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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to dextromethorphan/phenylephrine: oral disintegrating strip, oral liquid

General

The manufacturer has not provided adverse event information.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Triaminic Day Time Cold & Cough (dextromethorphan-phenylephrine)." Novartis Consumer Health, Parsippany, NJ.

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.