Delsym Cough and Sore Throat Relief Delsym is the longest-lasting cough relief sold without a prescription. It is the only over-the-counter cough liquid that can deliver 12 hours of cough relief in a single dose.
What You Should Know About Cough
Coughing helps clear mucus and other matter (inhaled irritants) from the throat and lungs. Remember to help decrease the spread of germs by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and always putting your used tissue in the waste basket when finished. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands. Always clean your hands after coughing or sneezing. It is best to frequently wash with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer.
What Makes You Cough
When you have a cough or cold, coughing expels the excess mucus/phlegm that builds up in your lungs. You don't have to be sick to cough. Dust, pollen, smoke, and strong odors all can trigger a cough. Even if you're not spreading germs, it's a good idea to cover your mouth anyway.
How to Care for a Cough
If you have a serious, persistent cough, check with your healthcare provider. But if your cough is just starting, or if it's mild and doesn't bother you too much, here's what you can do: drink lots of fluids; get plenty of rest, even if you don't feel sick; and consider an over-the-counter cough medicine like Delsym to relieve your cough.
Check the Delsym label for more information and talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider to find out which medicine is best for you.
Alcohol-free dosage cup included
- Contains no fever reducer or pain reliever
- Extended-release suspension
Delsym is a patented time-release cough suppressant that goes to work fast to help silence your child's cough for a full 12 hours -- up to two times longer than other cough liquids.**
Active Ingredients (in each 5 mL dose)
Dextromethorphan polistirex equivalent to 30 mL dextromethorphan HBr
What's in the Box
Delsym Cough Suppressant in Orange Flavor with Dosing Cup.
*Delsym is the #1 recommended Over-The-Counter single active ingredient cough suppressant among Internists, General Practitioners and Family Practitioners. IMS Health, NDTI, for the 52 weeks ending in 6/30/10.
**Among OTC liquids per dose.
Directions: Shake Bottle Well Before Use. Measure Only With Dosing Cup Provided. Do Not Use Dosing Cup With Other Products. Dose As Follows Or As Directed By A Doctor: Adults And Children 12 Years Or Age And Over: 1Ml Every 12 Hours, Not To Exceed 2Ml In 24 Hours.Children 6 To Under 12 Years Of Age: 5Ml Every 12 Hours, Not To Exceed 1Ml In 24 Hours. Children 4 To Under 6 Years Of Age: 2.5Ml Every 12 Hours, Not To Exceed 5Ml In 24 Hours. Children Under 4 Years Of Age: Do Not Use.Children 6 To Under 12 Years Of Age: 5Ml Every 12 Hours, Not To Exceed 1Ml In 24 Hours. Children 4 To Under 6 Years Of Age: 2.5Ml Every 12 Hours, Not To Exceed 5Ml In 24 Hours. Children Under 4 Years Of Age: Do Not Use.
Tamper Evident: Do Not Use If The Neckband Printed With Check Mark Is Broken Or Missing. Do Not Use If You Are Now Taking A Prescription Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (Maoi) (Certain Drugs For Depression, Psychiatric Or Emotional Conditions, Or Parkinson'S Disease), Or For 2 Weeks After Stopping The Maoi Drug. If You Do Not Know If Your Prescription Drug Contains An Maoi, Ask A Doctor Or Pharmacist Before Taking This Product. Ask A Doctor Before Use If You Have: Chronic Cough That Lasts As Occurs With Smoking, Asthma Or Emphysema; Cough That Occurs With Too Much Phlegm (Mucus). Stop Use And Ask A Doctor If Cough Lasts More Than 7 Days, Cough Comes Back, Or Occurs With Fever, Rash Or Headache That Lasts. These Could Be Signs Of A Serious Condition. If Pregnant Or Breast-Feeding, Ask A Health Professional Before Use. Keep Out Of Reach Of Children. In Case Of Overdose, Get Medical Help Or Contact A Poison Control Center Right Away.
Active Ingredients (in each 5 mL dose) Dextromethorphan polistirex equivalent to 30 mL dextromethorphan HBr