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Generic Name: DEXTROMETHORPHAN LIQUID - ORAL Pronounced: (dex-trow-meth-OR-fan) Vicks DayQuil Cough Oral Precautions
Before taking dextromethorphan, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
lung problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema)
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use
machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you
can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have
phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your
intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist about
Generic Name: ANTIHISTAMINES/DECONGESTANTS - ORAL Vicks DayQuil Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat
symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, or other breathing
illnesses (such as sinusitis, bronchitis). Dextromethorphan is a cough
suppressant that affects a certain part of the brain, reducing the urge to
cough. Acetaminophen (APAP) is a non-aspirin pain reliever and fever reducer.
Antihistamines help relieve watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, runny nose,
This medication is not usually used for ongoing coughs
from smoking, asthma, or other long-term breathing problems (such as
emphysema), or for coughs with a lot of mucus, unless directed by your
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product
to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically
So you're suffering from an asthma attack. You sit on the edge of the bed and reach for your rescue inhaler. But it's not there. Now what do you do? You do what people did before the modern age of medicine: you suffer.
Other than just suffer, what would you do treat your asthma if you lived in...
5,000 B.C .: You'd seek out a priest, magician or witch to find out what god was mad at you and what you can do to allay the anger of this god. You'd say an incantation or prayer for healing.
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1,500 B.C : If you lived in China you were given a cup of yellow tea with an herb in it from the plant called Ma Huang ....
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