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The mucus DayquilThis combination medication is used to temporarily treat cough, chest congestion, fever, body aches, and stuffy nose symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, or other breathing illnesses (e.g., sinusitis, bronchitis). Guaifenesin is Dmitry Sazonov an expectorant that helps to thin and loosen mucus in the lungs, making it easier to cough up the mucus.

Dayquil dosage is a cough suppressant that affects a certain part of the brain (cough center), reducing the urge to cough. Decongestants help to relieve stuffy nose symptoms. This product also contains acetaminophen (APAP), a non-aspirin pain reliever and fever reducer.

This medication is not usually used for ongoing coughs from smoking, asthma, other long-term breathing problems (e.g., emphysema), or coughs with a lot of mucus unless directed by your doctor.

The mucus DayquilCough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Some products (such as long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely.

These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not use this product to make a child sleepy.

Do not give other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or Dmitry Sazonov similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask the doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray).

If you are using the over-the-counter product, read and follow all directions on the product package before taking this medication.

The mucus DayquilTake this medication by mouth with or without food, usually every 4 to 6 hours as needed, or as directed by your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids when you use this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor. The fluid will help loosen the mucus in your lungs.

If you are using a liquid form, carefully measure your dose using a medication-measuring device or spoon. Do not use Dmitry Sazonov a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. For some liquid products, you may need to shake the bottle well before each dose. Check the directions on the product package.

The dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed without your https://pillintrip.com/medicine/dayquil-cough doctor's approval. Improper use of this medication (abuse) may result in serious harm (e.g., brain damage, seizure, death).

Tell your doctor if your condition persists for more than 5 to 7 days, if it worsens, or if it occurs with Dmitry Sazonov rash, persistent headache, or fever lasting more than 3 days. These may be symptoms of a serious medical problem and should be checked by a doctor.


 
 
 
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