OTC Medication Information: Cold Flu Severe Day Night

COLD FLU SEVERE DAY NIGHT- acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine maleate, dextromethorphan hydrobromide, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine hydrochloride
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Cold + Flu Severe Day

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each caplet) Purpose
Acetaminophen 325 mg Pain reliever/fever reducer
Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mg Cough suppressant
Guaifenesin 200 mg Expectorant
Phenylephrine HCl 5 mg Nasal decongestant

Uses

  • for the temporary relief of the following cold/flu symptoms:
    • minor aches and pain
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • nasal congestion
    • cough
  • helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive
  • temporarily reduces fever

Warnings

Liver warning

This product contains acetaminophen. The maximum daily dose of this product is 10 caplets (3,250 mg acetaminophen) in 24 hours. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

  • more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Allergy alert

Acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include:

  • skin reddening
  • blisters
  • rash

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Sore throat warning

If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.

Do not use

  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • liver disease
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
  • persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema
  • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)

Ask a doctor of pharmacist before use if you are

taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

When using this product

do not exceed recommended dosage

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur
  • pain, nasal congestion, or cough gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • new symptoms occur
  • cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts

These could be signs of a serious condition.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

Overdose warning

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222). Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Directions

adults and children 12 years and over
  • take 2 caplets every 4 hours
  • swallow whole – do not crush, chew, or dissolve
  • do not take more than 10 caplets in 24 hours
children under 12 years
  • ask a doctor

Other information

  • store between 20-25°C (68-77°F) in a dry place
  • retain carton for complete product information and warnings

Inactive ingredients

acesulfame potassium, colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake, FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake, flavor, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide

Cold + Flu Severe Night
Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each caplet) Purpose
Acetaminophen 325 mg Pain reliever/fever reducer
Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2 mg Antihistamine
Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mg Cough suppressant
Phenylephrine HCl 5 mg Nasal decongestant

Uses

  • for the temporary relief of the following cold/flu symptoms:
    • minor aches and pains
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • nasal congestion
    • cough
    • sinus congestion and pressure
    • sneezing and runny nose
  • helps clear nasal passages
  • relieves cough to help you sleep
  • temporarily reduces fever

Warnings

Liver warning

This product contains acetaminophen. The maximum daily dose of this product is 10 caplets (3,250 mg acetaminophen) in 24 hours. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

  • more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Allergy alert

Acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include:

  • skin reddening
  • blisters
  • rash

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Sore throat warning

If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.

Do not use

  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients
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