Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Do not take liquids immediately after taking this medicine. To do so may decrease the soothing effect of the syrup.

Take this medicine only as directed. Do not take more of it and do not take it more often than your doctor ordered or the label directs you to take. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (syrup):
    • For cough:
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—25 milligrams (mg) every six to eight hours as needed.
      • Children—
        • Up to 2 years of age: Use is not recommended.
        • 2 to 6 years of age: 12.5 mg every six to eight hours as needed.
        • 6 to 12 years of age: 12.5 to 25 mg every six to eight hours as needed.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.