ALKA-SELTZER PLUS FLU FORMULA
phenylephrine hydrochloride and
dextromethorphan hydrobromide tablet, effervescent Bayer Corporation Consumer Care Division
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Active ingredients (in each tablet)
Acetaminophen 250 mg
Pain reliever/fever reducer
Chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10 mg
Phenylephrine hydrochloride 5 mg
temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold or flu:
minor aches and pains
nasal and sinus congestion
temporarily reduces fever
This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take
more than 8 tablets 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
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.
in children under 12 years of age
Ask a doctor before use if you have
high blood pressure
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
a sodium restricted diet
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.
do not take more than the recommended dose
adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 tablets fully dissolved in 4 oz of water every 4 hours. Do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor
children under 12 years: do not use
each tablet contains: sodium 416 mg
Phenylketonurics: Contain Phenylalanine 5.6 mg Per Tablet