decongestant/narcotic antitussive - oral, Alahist DHC, Symtan
GENERIC NAME: DECONGESTANT/NARCOTIC ANTITUSSIVE - ORAL
BRAND NAME(S): Alahist DHC, Symtan
WARNING: Products that contain codeine or dihydrocodeine should not be used in children after certain surgeries (including tonsil/adenoid removal). Also, for children younger than 12 years, do not use codeine or dihydrocodeine to treat cough or pain unless specifically directed by the doctor. Some children are more sensitive to codeine or dihydrocodeine and have had very serious (rarely fatal) breathing problems such as slow/shallow breathing (see also Side Effects section). Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the risks and benefits of this medication.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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