Precautions and Warnings With Dextromethorphan Polistirex
Before taking dextromethorphan polistirex, let your healthcare provider know if you have any medical issues, such as asthma, emphysema, or a cough that is accompanied by an excess of phlegm. Precautions and warnings with dextromethorphan polistirex also apply to women who are pregnant or nursing. Also, some people should avoid this cough suppressant, including those who are taking certain medications.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking dextromethorphan polistirex (Delsym®) if you have:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Chronic bronchitis
- A cough that is accompanied by an excess of phlegm
- A fever, rash, or persistent headache
- A cough that lasts more than seven days or goes away and comes back
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- A smoker
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Guaifenesin and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Guaifenesin and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.