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Dextromethorphan, Pseudoephedrine Hcl

Dextromethorphan, Pseudoephedrine Hcl

This is a combination medication that typically includes an antitussive (Dextromethorphan) and a decongestant (Pseudoephedrine HCl). Dextromethorphan helps to suppress coughs, while Pseudoephedrine acts as a nasal decongestant.


This medication is indicated for the relief of cold and flu symptoms, including cough and nasal congestion.


The appropriate dosage varies depending on the formulation and patient age. Always follow the specific instructions provided on the packaging or by a healthcare professional.


The medication should not be used in individuals with known hypersensitivity to either Dextromethorphan or Pseudoephedrine. Patients with certain medical conditions such as severe hypertension, heart disease, or those taking MAO inhibitors should avoid use.

Special Precautions

Caution is advised when using this medication in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disorders, glaucoma, or enlarged prostate. It should also be used with caution in patients who consume alcohol.

Side Effects

Possible side effects include dizziness, nervousness, insomnia, elevated blood pressure, and increased heart rate. If any severe side effects occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.

Drug Interactions

Dextromethorphan and Pseudoephedrine may interact with other medications, such as MAO inhibitors, certain antidepressants, and blood pressure medications. Consult a healthcare provider before combining with other medications.

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