What is Diabetic Tussin® DM used for?
How should I take Diabetic Tussin® DM?
This drug comes as a liquid form. Take this drug by mouth with a glass of water. Ask your doctor for more information.
How do I store Diabetic Tussin® DM?
Diabetic Tussin® DM is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Diabetic Tussin® DM in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Diabetic Tussin® DM that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Diabetic Tussin® DM down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Diabetic Tussin® DM?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Diabetic Tussin® DM or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for two 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.
Stop use and ask a doctor if cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash, or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Diabetic Tussin® DM during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Diabetic Tussin® DM. Diabetic Tussin® DM is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur from Diabetic Tussin® DM?
Fever, rash or headache may occur while using this drug. Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Diabetic Tussin® DM?
Diabetic Tussin® DM may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Diabetic Tussin® DM?
Diabetic Tussin® DM may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Diabetic Tussin® DM?
Diabetic Tussin® DM may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:
- A cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
- A chronic cough that lasts or as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Diabetic Tussin® DM.
What is the dose of Diabetic Tussin® DM for an adult?
Adults & children 12 years & over: 10 mL (2 teaspoonfuls). Take every 4 hours. Do not exceed 6 doses in 24 hours.
What is the dose of Diabetic Tussin® DM for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients under 12 years old. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Diabetic Tussin® DM available?
Diabetic Tussin® DM is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Diabetic Tussin® DM, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Tussin® DM. https://www.drugs.com/otc/104600/diabetic-tussin-dm-maximum-strength.html. Accessed October 16, 2017
Tussin® DM. https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/diabetic-tussin-cough-suppressant-&-expectorant-dm-maximum-strength-liquid/ID=prod6009752-product. Accessed October 16, 2017
Review Date: October 16, 2017 | Last Modified: October 16, 2017