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acetaminophen and dextromethorphan (cont.)

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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acetaminophen and dextromethorphan (Children's Triacting, Triaminic Cough & Sore Throat, Triaminic Cough & Sore Throat Softchews, Tylenol Cough and Sore Throat Daytime)?

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen or dextromethorphan.

Do not take this medication without a doctor's advice if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take acetaminophen.

Do not use a cough or cold medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have liver disease or a history of alcoholism.

It is not known whether acetaminophen and dextromethorphan will harm an unborn baby. Do not use cold or cough medicine without medical advice if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether acetaminophen and dextromethorphan will harm an unborn baby. Do not use cold or cough medicine without medical advice if you are pregnant.

Artificially sweetened liquid cough or cold medicine may contain phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), check the medication label to see if the product contains phenylalanine.

How should I take acetaminophen and dextromethorphan (Children's Triacting, Triaminic Cough & Sore Throat, Triaminic Cough & Sore Throat Softchews, Tylenol Cough and Sore Throat Daytime)?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.

Cough or cold medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Drink extra fluids while you are taking this medication.

Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you have a fever with a headache, cough, or skin rash.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using acetaminophen and dextromethorphan. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

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