Dimetapp Cold and Allergy 200mL
Dimetapp Cold and Allergy 200mL
Product Code: EP3478
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General Information

Dimetapp Elixir is an effective, pleasant tasting, sugar free formulation for relief of cold and allergy symptoms.

It contains an antihistamine (brompheniramine maleate) to relieve a runny nose, itchy, watery eyes and sneezing and a decongestant (phenylephrine hydrochloride) to relieve nasal and sinus congestion.

Due to the antihistamine content of Dimetapp Elixir, mild drowsiness may occur (less than 20 per cent of the population is affected). Therefore until the response has been determined the patient should be cautioned against engaging in operations requiring alertness, such as driving, or operating machinery. Patients should be warned about the additive effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants.

Warnings: 1. Dimetapp Elixir should not be taken by patients with hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, asthma, glaucoma or difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland, except under the advice and supervision of a doctor. Antihistamines are more likely to cause dizziness, sedation, and hypotension in elderly patients.

2. Patients are advised not to take Dimetapp Elixir for persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, emphysema, or if cough is accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus) unless directed by a doctor.

3. A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition. If symptoms do not improve within 7 days (or within 48 hours in the case of children), tend to recur, or are accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache, patients should consult a doctor.

4. This medication may cause drowsiness; alcohol, sedatives and tranquillisers may increase the drowsiness effect. Do not give Dimetapp Elixir to children who are taking sedatives or tranquillisers without first consulting their doctor. Caution should be used when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery due to possible drowsiness effects.

5. Dimetapp Elixir is not recommended for children under 12 months of age. Dimetapp Elixir should not be given to children under 2 years of age without medical advice.

6. Doses in excess of the recommended dosage may cause nervousness, dizziness or sleeplessness.

7. Dimetapp Elixir may cause excitability, especially in children.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.

Each 5 mL contains: Brompheniramine Maleate 2 mg Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5 mg.

Also contains: Ethanol, Citric Acid - Anhydrous, Saccharin Sodium, Sodium Benzoate, flavour (Grape Flavour Artificial) and dyes (Amaranth CI16185 and Brilliant Blue FCF CI42090).

Dimetapp Elixir is grape flavoured and Sugar Free (contains Sorbitol).

6 to 12 years: 7.5 mL every 6-8 hours.

Adults: 10 mL every 6-8 hours. May be taken diluted with water or fruit juice. Not to be used in children under 6 years of age without medical advice. Do not exceed recommended dose.

In all cases of overdose, immediately call the Poisons Information Centre (Phone 13 11 26). Symptoms that may associated with an overdose include: nervousness, dizziness, sleeplessness, ataxia, hallucinations and convulsions.

In the event of overdose, discontinue medication and seek medical help immediately.

Storage: Store below 25C. Keep out of the reach of children.
Product ID: 3478
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