Deconex DM

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 1/27/2022
Drug Description

What is Deconex DM and how is it used?

Deconex DM is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Nasal Congestion, Cough and bronchial Irritation. Deconex DM may be used alone or with other medications.

Deconex DM belongs to a class of drugs called Cough/Cold, Non-narcotic Combos; Antitussive/Decongestant/Expectorant Combos.

It is not known if Deconex DM is safe and effective in children younger than 4 years of age.

What are the possible side effects of Deconex DM?

Deconex DM may cause serious side effects including:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat,
  • little or no urination,
  • fast or slow heartbeats,
  • confusion,
  • severe dizziness,
  • feeling unsteady,
  • severe nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • severe headache,
  • blurred vision,
  • pounding in your neck or ears,
  • slow breathing, and
  • unusual changes in mood or behavior

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Deconex DM include:

  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • nervousness,
  • restlessness, and
  • irritableness

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Deconex DM. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

DESCRIPTION

Drug Facts

Active Ingredients (in each capsule)

Dextromethorphan HBr 15 mg
Guaifenesin 390 mg
Phenylephrine HCl 10 mg

Indications

INDICATIONS

Purpose

Uses

Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to the common cold, hay fever (allergic rhinitis) or other upper respiratory allergies:

  • cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
  • helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to drain bronchial tubes and make coughs more productive
  • nasal congestion
  • reduces swelling of nasal passages

SLIDESHOW

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Dosage

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions

Do not exceed recommended dosage.

Adults and children 12 years of age and over: 1 capsule every 4 hours, not to exceed 6 capsules in 24 hours.
Children under 12 years of age: Consult a physician.

HOW SUPPLIED

Other Information

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

Supplied in a tight, light-resistant container with a child-resistant cap.

NDC 50991-583-60

Deconex DM Capsules are purple-yellow capsules imprinted "Deconex DM" in black ink.

Contains color additives including FD&C Yellow No. 5 (tartrazine).

Inactive Ingredients

Croscarmellose Sodium, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #3, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Yellow #6, Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Maltodextrin, Povidone, Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid, and Titanium Dioxide.

Questions? Comments? Call 1-800-882-1041

Manufactured for: Poly Pharmaceuticals, Quitman, MS 39355, 1 (800) 882-1041. Revised: Nov 2011

Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

No information provided. Please see the WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS sections

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

QUESTION

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Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Included as part of the PRECAUTIONS section.

PRECAUTIONS

Do not exceed recommended dosage.

Do not use this product

Ask a doctor before use if you have

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur
  • cough, or nasal congestion persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache. A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition.
  • new symptoms occur

If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control
Center right away.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No information provided.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information provided.

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

No information provided.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

Do not exceed recommended dosage.

Do not use this product

Ask a doctor before use if you have

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur
  • cough, or nasal congestion persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache. A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition.
  • new symptoms occur

If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control
Center right away.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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