Babee Cof

Name: Babee Cof

Babee Cof Overview

Babee Cof is a brand name medication included in a group of medications called Opium alkaloids and derivatives. For more information about Babee Cof see its generic Dextromethorphan

Babee Cof Drug Class

Babee Cof is part of the drug class:

  • Opium alkaloids and derivatives

What is Babee Cof (dextromethorphan)?

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. It affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex.

Dextromethorphan is used to treat a cough.

Dextromethorphan will not treat a cough that is caused by smoking, asthma, or emphysema.

Dextromethorphan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Babee Cof (dextromethorphan)?

Do not use dextromethorphan if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using this medicine if you have emphysema or chronic bronchitis.

It is not known whether dextromethorphan will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.

This medication may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Artificially sweetened liquid medicine may contain phenylalanine. Check the medication label if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).

How should I take Babee Cof (dextromethorphan)?

There are many brands and forms of dextromethorphan available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet.

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.

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

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

Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat 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 to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time if you have taken a cough medicine within the past few days.

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

Babee Cof (dextromethorphan) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using dextromethorphan and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe dizziness, anxiety, restless feeling, or nervousness;

  • confusion, hallucinations; or

  • slow, shallow breathing.

Common side effects may include stomach upset.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Use with caution; this drug undergoes extensive hepatic metabolism

Dextromethorphan Identification

Substance Name

Dextromethorphan

CAS Registry Number

125-71-3

Drug Class

Antitussive Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

572

Last Revision Date

20130907

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