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DayQuil Cough Medicine



Give Your Cough the Silent Treatment
Why cough your way through the day? DayQuil® Cough medicine gives you up to 8 hours of daytime, non-drowsy cough relief to temporarily help control your cough while you tackle your to-do list, as well as your to-say list.
• Temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation associated with a cold
Cough Cough
Ratings Summary
Standard Sizes
12   FL OZ (354 ml)
  • Take only as directed
  • Use dose cup or tablespoon (TBSP)
  • Do not exceed 4 doses per 24 hours
Direction Details
Adults and children 12 years and over 30 mL (2 TBSP) every 6 to 8 hours
Children 6 to under 12 years 15 mL (1 TBSP) every 6 to 8 hours
Children 4 to under 6 years Ask a doctor
Children under 4 years Do not use
When using other DayQuil® or NyQuil® products, carefully read each label to ensure correct dosing.
Active Ingredient (in each 15 mL dose cup) (Purpose)

Dextromethorphan HBr 15 mg (Cough suppressant)

Inactive Ingredients

citric acid, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Yellow No. 6, flavor, high fructose corn syrup, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, purified water, saccharin sodium, sodium Citrate

Other Information
  • Each tablespoon contains sodium 15 mg
  • Store at room temperature

Go To
Do not use 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.
Ask a doctor before use if you have:
  • Cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
  • Persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema
When using this product, do not use more than directed.
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
  • Cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache.
  • A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition.
These could be signs of a serious condition.
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.
Tamper evident: Do not use if printed shrinkband is missing or broken.
Questions? Call 1-800-251-3374.
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