Poly-Tussin Dm Oral Syrup 2-15-5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Poly-Tussin DM: Oral syrup (2-15-5mg)

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What is this Medicine?

CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE (klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin) is a combination of an antihistamine, a cough suppressant, and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies and the common cold. This medicine will not treat an infection.

In-Depth Information

Poly-Tussin DM Cough 2mg-15mg-5mg/5ml Syrup

NDC: 509910320
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Cough, Allergic Rhinitis, Sneezing, Rhinorrhea, Common Cold, Nasal Congestion

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Protect from light
Poly-Tussin DM Cough 2mg-15mg-5mg/5ml Syrup
Daily Life Interactions for Poly-Tussin DM Cough 2mg-15mg-5mg/5ml Syrup

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Poly-Tussin DM Cough 2mg-15mg-5mg/5ml Syrup(Chlorpheniramine Maleate)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Chlorpheniramine Maleate)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Poly-Tussin DM Cough 2mg-15mg-5mg/5ml Syrup(Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Phenylephrine(Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
Limit caffeine intake (examples: coffee, teas, colas, chocolate and some herbal supplements) while taking Phenylephrine. Also avoid medicines containing additional Caffeine whenever possible. Side effects from Phenylephrine may get worse if you take excessive Caffeine. Taking a high amount of Caffeine can increase the risk of nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, rapid heartbeat, tremor, or other side effects.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Poly-Tussin DM Cough 2mg-15mg-5mg/5ml Syrup(Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide)
Grapefruit juice and Dextromethorphan(Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide)
Grapefruit juice may increase the actions of Dextromethorphan. Side effects from the Dextromethorphan may get worse if you drink grapefruit juice. It may be best to avoid drinking grapefruit juice while you are taking Dextromethorphan.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


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