Albatussin Pediatric

Name: Albatussin Pediatric

Uses of Albatussin Pediatric

  • It is used to treat nose stuffiness.
  • It is used to relieve coughing.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Albatussin Pediatric?

  • If you have an allergy to dextromethorphan, phenylephrine, or any other part of Albatussin Pediatric (dextromethorphan and phenylephrine solution and syrup).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have taken certain drugs used for low mood (depression) like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine or drugs used for Parkinson's disease like selegiline or rasagiline in the last 14 days. Taking this medicine within 14 days of those drugs can cause very bad high blood pressure.
  • If you have a cough with a lot of mucous.
  • If you have a long-term cough caused by smoking or being around smoke, or lung problems like asthma or emphysema.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Albatussin Pediatric.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

What are some other side effects of Albatussin Pediatric?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling nervous and excitable.
  • Not able to sleep.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cough and Nasal Congestion

Dextromethorphan-phenylephrine 30 mg-5 mg/10 mL oral liquid:
6 to 11 years: 5 mL orally every 6 hours not to exceed 4 doses daily.
12 years or older: 10 mL orally every 6 hours not to exceed 4 doses daily.

Dextromethorphan-phenylephrine 5 mg-2.5 mg/5 mL oral liquid:
4 to 5 years: 5 mL orally every 4 hours not to exceed 6 doses daily.
6 to 11 years: 10 mL orally every 4 hours not to exceed 6 doses daily.

Dextromethorphan-phenylephrine 5 mg-2.5 mg oral disintegrating strip
4 to 5 years: 1 strip orally every 4 hours not to exceed 6 doses daily.
6 to 11 years: 2 strips orally every 4 hours not to exceed 6 doses daily.


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