TYLENOL® Cough

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  • Overview & Dosage
  • Ingredients
  • Caution
  • FAQs
TYLENOL® Cough

*Use only as directed

TYLENOL® Cough. It’s TYLENOL® Relief for your Cough symptoms

Sometimes your cough can stick around for days. The constant coughing can make your throat dry and irritated, leading to pain and discomfort. You want the pain relief of TYLENOL® combined with cough relief to get you back to normal whatever your normal is. ™

TYLENOL® Cough caplets are available in a non-drowsy daytime format.

For effective relief of:

  • Dry Cough
  • Sore Throat Pain
  • Fever
  • Aches and Pains

Format: easy to swallow caplets

Dosage

Adult Use Only (12 years and older):

  • 2 tablets every 6–8 hours as needed.
  • Do not exceed 8 tablets per day.

Medicinal Ingredients:

Each tablet contains:

  • Pain reliever: acetaminophen, 500 mg
  • Cough suppressant: dextromethorphan hydrobromide, 15 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients (alphabetical):

carnauba wax, cellulose, corn starch, FD&C red no. 40, FD&C yellow no. 6, flavour, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide.

Caution

Keep out of the reach of children. This package contains enough medication to seriously harm a child. DO NOT USE with other products containing any of these ingredients, salicylates or other cough/cold or pain/fever medications. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Overdose may cause severe or possibly fatal liver damage. Talk to a healthcare practitioner before use if you:

  • have serious kidney or liver disease.
  • have chronic alcoholism
  • have chronic lung disease or asthma
  • are elderly, pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are taking other medications, including natural health products, prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs

Use only on the advice of a doctor. Consult a doctor if fever lasts more than 3 days, sore throat pain lasts more than 2 days, or if symptoms last more than 5 days. A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition. If symptoms worsen, or are accompanied by a high fever (>38°C) or the production of thick yellow/green phlegm, talk to a doctor. Do not use for persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema, unless directed by a doctor. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Discontinue use if allergic reactions such as wheezing, rash, or itching develop.

Drug Interaction Precaution: Do not use with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor – MAOI (e.g., certain drugs for depression), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI. If you are uncertain if your drug contains an MAOI, talk to a doctor before taking this product.

In Case of Overdose: contact a doctor or Poison Control Centre immediately, even if you do not notice any possible signs or symptoms such as increased sweating, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and loss of appetite.

WARNING: Do not use if carton is open or if printed bottle neck band or inner foil seal is broken.

Store at room temperature, 15–30°C (59–86°F)

Frequently Asked Questions

What gives the coating on TYLENOL® eZ Tabs a sweet taste?

The coating used in TYLENOL® eZ Tabs is made with sucralose, the same sweetener used in SPLENDA® No-Calorie Sweetener. For more information on SPLENDA® brand products, please visit www.splenda.ca.

Can I use TYLENOL® Cough, Cold or Flu products if I have a chronic cough?

TYLENOL® Cough, Cold and Flu products provide effective cough relief when you have a cold or flu. However, if you have persistent or chronic cough, TYLENOL® Cough, Cold and Flu products should only be taken on the advice of a doctor. NOTE: A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition. If a cough persists for more than a week or worsens, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a high fever, rash, excessive mucus or persistent headache, consult your doctor. Do not take TYLENOL® Cough, Cold or Flu products for a persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema, unless directed by your doctor.

How do I read the expiry date on TYLENOL® products?

The expiry date information appears stamped on the product packaging with an “EXP” followed by the month and year of expiry either as MMYY or MMYYYY. The month may be represented either by alphabetic or numeric characters. For example, EXP MA13, EXP MA2013, or EXP 052013 would indicate the product expires on the last day of May, 2013. Month alphabetic characters appear on the packaging as follows: JA = January FE = February MR = March AL = April MA = May JN = June JL = July AU = August SE = September OC = October NO = November DE = December Do not use products that are beyond their expiration date.

Can I take TYLENOL® products if I am pregnant or nursing?

If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of your healthcare professional before using a TYLENOL® product or any other medication.

Can I take TYLENOL® products when consuming alcohol?

Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before use of TYLENOL® (acetaminophen) if you suffer from chronic alcoholism. Excessive alcohol use may increase the risk of liver toxicity from acetaminophen overdose. When used according to package directions TYLENOL® may be used by the occasional, moderate drinker.

Can I take TYLENOL® products if I have a liver disease?

Talk to a doctor of pharmacist before use if you have liver disease.

Can I take TYLENOL® products if I have a chronic kidney disease?

Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before use if you have kidney disease. Although TYLENOL® may be a suitable analgesic choice, this determination should be made in consultation with a doctor or pharmacist to consider other factors such as your current medical condition(s), other medications you may be taking, and any potential need for monitoring.

How are TYLENOL® pain relievers different from other pain relievers?

There are a number of non-prescription pain medications available. Each contain different pain relieving ingredients. TYLENOL® products contain acetaminophen, MOTRIN® IB and ADVIL® products contain ibuprofen, ASPIRIN® contains acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and ALEVE® contains naproxen sodium. Each of these medicinal ingredients relieve pain, but they work differently. The pain relieving ingredient in TYLENOL® products (acetaminophen), works by elevating the body’s overall pain threshold, so that you feel less pain. TYLENOL® provides fast, effective relief, is gentle on the stomach and is unlikely to interact with other medications you may be taking. The safety and efficacy of TYLENOL® is supported by over 50 years of clinical use. When taken as directed, TYLENOL® pain reliever is one of the safest pain relievers consumers can use. TYLENOL® is also the brand doctors and pharmacists recommend most for relief of pain.