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Delsym
(dextromethorphan)

Ala-Hist Ir
(brompheniramine)

Relieves coughing. Delsym (Dextromethorphan) is a good option for treating dry cough. It's not safe to take with MAO inhibitors though.Coming soon.
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4.5Delsym
Reviews for Delsym
63%
of people (All ages) say Delsym is worth it
32%
say it works well
12%
say it's a big hassle
127 reviews
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Side effects
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How it works
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Delsym (Dextromethorphan) is a cough suppressant.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Over-the-counter
Available as
DelsymBrompheniramine
  • Pill
  • Liquid extended release
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for
DelsymBrompheniramine
  • Allergic Rhinitis Anaphylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
Detailed Delsym (dextromethorphan) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    Upsides and benefits
    DelsymBrompheniramine
    • Good for treating dry cough.
    • Available in drugstores either by itself or in combination with other medications to treat cold and allergy symptoms.
    • Available as a liquid and a tablet.
    • Some products relieve cough for up to 12 hours.
    Coming soon
    Downsides and risks
    DelsymBrompheniramine
    • Can't take dextromethorphan if you're taking MAO inhibitors (drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease, depression, and other emotional conditions). If taken together, they will cause dangerously high blood pressure levels.
    • If you're taking this in combination with other cold and allergy medications, you should read labels closely to make sure you're not accidentally taking too much of a single ingredient.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    DelsymBrompheniramine
    • Cough suppressant starts working in 15 to 30 minutes.
    • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than the recommended dose.
    • If your cough lasts more than 7 days, call your doctor.
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