Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
HEALTH CANADA ADVISORY
March 24, 2016
Health Canada has issued new restrictions concerning the use of dextromethorphan. To read the full Health Canada Advisory, visit Health Canada's web site at www.hc-sc.gc.ca.
Accidental overdose: Contact your doctor or a local poison control centre immediately.
Medical conditions: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about using this product if you have serious kidney or liver disease, high blood pressure, heart or thyroid disease, diabetes, asthma, chronic lung disease or shortness of breath, persistent or chronic cough, glaucoma, difficulty urinating due to enlargement of prostate gland, chronic alcoholism, or any other medical condition.
Persistent symptoms: If your cough gets worse, lasts more than 7 days, or tends to recur, or if you are coughing up phlegm or mucus or have a fever for more than 3 days, talk to your doctor.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.
Breast-feeding: If you are breast-feeding, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.
Children: This medication should not be used in children under 6 years of age.
Seniors: If you are a senior, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.