Preventing or treating symptoms of hay fever and other upper respiratory allergies or the common cold, such as runny nose, sneezing, itching of the nose and throat, and itchy, watery eyes, and relieving cough. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Dytuss elixir is an antihistamine and anticholinergic. It works by blocking the action of histamine, reducing the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It also works in the brain to cause sedation.
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Examples include Benadryl Allergy and Dytuss
Dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, throat, and nose; excitability; thickening of mucus in nose or throat.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); convulsions; fast heartbeat or pounding in the chest; decreased alertness; hallucinations; tremor; wheezing.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis Greater than or equal to 2 to less than 6 years: 6.25 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 37.5 mg/24 hours. Greater than or equal to 6 to less than 12 years: 12.5 to 25 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 150 mg/24 hours. Greater than or equal to 12 years: 25 to 50 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 300 mg/24 hours.