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(Generic versions may still be available.)
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.
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:
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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