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Dimetane

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Dimetane

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(Generic versions may still be available.)

Dimetane

INDICATIONS

For relief of coughs and upper respiratory symptoms, including nasal congestion, associated with allergy or the common cold.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Adults and children 12 years of age and over: 2 teaspoonfuls every 4 hours. Children 6 to under 12 years: 1 teaspoonful every 4 hours. Children 2 to under 6 years: 1/2 teaspoonful every 4 hours. Children 6 months to under 2 years: Dosage to be established by physician. Do not exceed 6 doses during a 24-hour period.

HOW SUPPLIED

This product is a bluish pink to pink syrup containing in each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful): brompheniramine maleate 2 mg, phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride 12.5 mg and codeine phosphate 10 mg; available in the following sizes:

4 fl oz (118 mL)
16 fl oz (473 mL)
128 fl oz (3785 mL)

RECOMMENDED STORAGE

Store at controlled room temperature, 15°-30° C (59°-86° F).

Dispense in tight, light-resistant containers as defined in the USP.

CAUTION: federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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