Label: ALKA-SELTZER PLUS-D MULTI-SYMPTOM SINUS AND COLD- acetaminophen, dextromethorphan hydrobromide, chlorpheniramine maleate, and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride capsule, liquid filled

  • NDC Code(s): 0280-1197-20
  • Packager: Bayer HealthCare LLC, Consumer Care
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph final

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Updated May 16, 2013

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    Drug Facts


    Active ingredients (in each capsule) Purposes
    Acetaminophen 325 mg Pain reliever/fever reducer
    Chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg Antihistamine
    Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10 mg Cough suppressant
    Pseudoephedrine HCl 30 mg Nasal decongestant
  • Uses

    • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold:
      • minor aches and pains
      • headache
      • nasal congestion
      • sinus congestion and pressure
      • cough
      • sore throat
      • sneezing
      • runny nose
    • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:
      • runny nose
      • sneezing
      • itching of the nose or throat
      • itchy, watery eyes
    • temporarily reduces fever
  • Warnings

    Liver warning

    This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

    • more than 8 capsules 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.
    • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients
    • in children under 12 years of age

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • liver disease
    • heart disease
    • high blood pressure
    • thyroid disease
    • diabetes
    • glaucoma
    • 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

    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.

  • Directions

    • do not take more than the recommended dose
    • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 capsules with water every 4 hours. Do not exceed 8 capsules in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor.
    • children under 12 years: do not use
  • Other information

    • each capsule contains: potassium 25 mg
    • store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat.
  • Inactive ingredients

    D&C red #33, FD&C blue #1, fractionated coconut, gelatin, glycerin, lecithin, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl acetate phthalate, potassium acetate, povidone, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitol sorbitan solution, titanium dioxide

  • Questions or comments?

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    Bayer HealthCare LLC
    P.O. Box 1910
    Morristown, NJ 07962-1910

  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 20 Capsule Blister Pack Carton



    Acetaminophen / Pain reliever-fever
    reducer • Chlorpheniramine
    maleate / Antihistamine
    • Dextromethorphan hydrobromide / Cough
    suppressant • Pseudoephedrine HCl /
    Nasal decongestant




    Sinus Pressure • Nasal Congestion • Runny Nose
    Headache & Body Ache • Cough • Fever

    20 LIQUID GELS (Liquid Filled Capsules)

    PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 20 Capsule Blister Pack Carton
    acetaminophen, dextromethorphan hydrobromide, chlorpheniramine maleate, and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride capsule, liquid filled
    Product Information
    Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:0280-1197
    Route of Administration ORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
    Acetaminophen (UNII: 362O9ITL9D) (Acetaminophen - UNII:362O9ITL9D) Acetaminophen 325 mg
    Dextromethorphan hydrobromide (UNII: 9D2RTI9KYH) (Dextromethorphan - UNII:7355X3ROTS) Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10 mg
    chlorpheniramine maleate (UNII: V1Q0O9OJ9Z) (chlorpheniramine - UNII:3U6IO1965U) chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg
    pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride (UNII: 6V9V2RYJ8N) (pseudoephedrine - UNII:7CUC9DDI9F) pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Strength
    D&C red NO. 33 (UNII: 9DBA0SBB0L)  
    FD&C blue NO. 1 (UNII: H3R47K3TBD)  
    medium-chain triglycerides (UNII: C9H2L21V7U)  
    gelatin (UNII: 2G86QN327L)  
    glycerin (UNII: PDC6A3C0OX)  
    Lecithin, Soybean (UNII: 1DI56QDM62)  
    polyethylene glycol 400 (UNII: B697894SGQ)  
    polyvinyl acetate phthalate (UNII: 58QVG85GW3)  
    potassium acetate (UNII: M911911U02)  
    povidone K30 (UNII: U725QWY32X)  
    propylene glycol (UNII: 6DC9Q167V3)  
    water (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    sorbitan (UNII: 6O92ICV9RU)  
    sorbitol (UNII: 506T60A25R)  
    titanium dioxide (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    Product Characteristics
    Color PURPLE Score no score
    Shape OVAL Size 20mm
    Flavor Imprint Code AS;D
    # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    1 NDC:0280-1197-20 1 in 1 CARTON
    1 20 in 1 BLISTER PACK
    Marketing Information
    Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    OTC MONOGRAPH FINAL part341 08/01/2013
    Labeler - Bayer HealthCare LLC, Consumer Care (785159372)