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Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cough Mucus & Congestion Liquid Gels
Active Ingredients
In each capsule:
Acetaminophen 250 mg; Pain reliever/fever reducer
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10 mg; Cough suppressant
Guaifenesin 200 mg; Expectorant
Phenylephrine hydrochloride 5 mg; Nasal decongestant
Uses
  • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold or flu:
    • headache
    • minor aches and pains
    • cough
    • sore throat
    • nasal congestion
    • sinus congestion and pressure
    • runny nose
    • sneezing
  • temporarily reduces fever
Warnings

Liver warning

This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

  • more than 10 capsules in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount for this product
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
Allergy Alert:
acetaminophen may cause severe skin or severe allergic reactions.
Symptoms may include: skin reddening, blisters, rash, hives, facial swelling, asthma (wheezing), shock If a skin or general allergic 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 to sedate children.

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
  • in children under 12 years of age

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • liver disease
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • glaucoma
  • cough with excessive phlegm (mucus)
  • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland
  • persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

  • taking the blood thinning drug warfarin
  • taking sedatives or tranquilizers

When using this product

  • do not exceed recommended dosage
  • may cause marked drowsiness
  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
  • excitability may occur, especially in children

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • pain, cough, or nasal congestion 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.
  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs

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. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

 

Directions
  • do not take more than the recommended dose
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 capsules with water every 4 hours. Do not exceed 10 capsules in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor.
  • children under 12 years: do not use
Other Information
store at 15-25ºC (59-77ºF)
Inactive Ingredients
FD&C red #40, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylene glycol, purified water, shellac, sodium hydroxide, sorbitol-sorbitan solution, titanium dioxide
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