Proper Use

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Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. If too much of this medicine is taken for a long time, it may become habit-forming (causing mental or physical dependence) or cause an overdose.

This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

You may take the extended-release suspension with or without food.

Measure the extended-release suspension with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. The average household teaspoon may not hold the right amount of liquid. Rinse the dosing spoon or measuring device with water after each use.

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 relief of cough and cold or allergy symptoms:
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release capsules):
      • Adults and children 13 years of age and older—1 capsule every 12 hours. Each capsule contains hydrocodone 10 milligrams (mg) and chlorpheniramine 8 mg. Do not take more than 2 capsules in 24 hours.
      • Children 6 to 12 years of age—1 capsule every 12 hours. Each capsule contains hydrocodone 5 mg and chlorpheniramine 4 mg. Do not take more than 2 capsules in 24 hours.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use is not recommended.
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release suspension):
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—5 milliliters (mL) every 12 hours. Do not take more than 10 mL in 24 hours.
      • Children 6 to 11 years of age—2.5 mL every 12 hours. Do not take more than 5 mL in 24 hours.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use is not recommended.

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.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.