Precautions and Warnings With Dextromethorphan Polistirex

Specific Dextromethorphan Polistirex Warnings and Precautions

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking dextromethorphan polistirex include the following:
 
  • While many cases of coughing can be safely self-treated, people with asthma or COPD (including chronic bronchitis and emphysema) should seek the help of a healthcare professional when treating a cough.
     
  • Stop taking dextromethorphan polistirex and contact your healthcare provider if your cough lasts for more than seven days; goes away and comes back; or is accompanied by a fever, rash, or a persistent headache. These symptoms may indicate a more serious problem.
     
  • Dextromethorphan polistirex is best used for treating a dry cough. If your cough produces phlegm, different treatment options may be more appropriate.
     
  • Do not give dextromethorphan polistirex (or any other cough or cold medication) to children under the age of four years old, unless the child's healthcare provider specifically recommends such products.
     
  • Dextromethorphan is usually considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that there may be possible risks to the fetus (see Delsym and Pregnancy).
     
  • It is unknown if dextromethorphan polistirex passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see Delsym and Breastfeeding).
     
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