Label: SEVERE CONGESTION AND COUGH MULTI-SYMPTOM MAXIMUM STRENGTH- dextromethorphan hbr, guaifenesin, phenylephrine hcl tablet, film coated

  • Category: HUMAN OTC DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph final

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  • Active ingredients (in each caplet)

    Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mg
    Guaifenesin 200 mg
    Phenylephrine HCl 5 mg

  • Purpose

    Cough suppressant
    Expectorant
    Nasal decongestant

  • Uses

    • temporarily relieves:
      • cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with the common cold or inhaled irritants
      • the intensity of coughing
      • the impulse to cough to help you get to sleep
      • nasal congestion due to a cold
    • helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and make coughs more productive
  • Warnings

    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

    • heart disease
    • high blood pressure
    • thyroid disease
    • diabetes
    • difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland
    • persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema
    • cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus) 

    When using this product

    do not exceed recommended dosage.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur
    • symptoms do not get better within 7 days or occur with fever
    • persistent cough lasts for more than one week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache

    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.

  • Directions

    • do not take more than 12 caplets in any 24-hour period
    • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 caplets every 4 hours
    • children under 12 years: do not use 
  • Other information

    • TAMPER EVIDENT: DO NOT USE IF OUTER PACKAGE IS OPENED OR BLISTER IS TORN OR BROKEN
    • store at 25ºC (77ºF); excursions permitted between 15º-30ºC (59º-86ºF)
    • use by expiration date on package 
  • Inactive ingredients

    corn starch, FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C red #40 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, silicon dioxide, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide

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    in Maximum Strength Mucinex®
    FAST-MAX® Severe Congestion & Cough*

    Multi-Symptom

    Severe
    Congestion
    & Cough

    DEXTROMETHORPHAN HBr - Cough suppressant
    GUAIFENESIN - Expectorant
    PHENYLEPHRINE HCl - Nasal decongestant

    MAXIMUM STRENGTH

    Relieves:
    Nasal & Chest congestion

    Controls cough
    Thins & Loosens mucus

    For Ages 12+

    30 COATED CAPLETS

    Actual Size

    TAMPER EVIDENT: DO NOT USE IF PACKAGE
    IS OPENED OR IF BLISTER UNIT IS TORN,
    BROKEN OR SHOWS ANY SIGNS OF TAMPERING

    *This product is not manufactured or distributed
    by Reckitt Benckiser LLC, owner of the registered
    trademark Maximum Strength Mucinex®
    FAST-MAX® Severe Congestion & Cough.
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  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    SEVERE CONGESTION AND COUGH  MULTI-SYMPTOM MAXIMUM STRENGTH
    dextromethorphan hbr, guaifenesin, phenylephrine hcl tablet, film coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:59779-648
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    GUAIFENESIN (UNII: 495W7451VQ) (GUAIFENESIN - UNII:495W7451VQ) GUAIFENESIN200 mg
    PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE (UNII: 04JA59TNSJ) (PHENYLEPHRINE - UNII:1WS297W6MV) PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE5 mg
    DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE (UNII: 9D2RTI9KYH) (DEXTROMETHORPHAN - UNII:7355X3ROTS) DEXTROMETHORPHAN HYDROBROMIDE10 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    STARCH, CORN (UNII: O8232NY3SJ)  
    FD&C BLUE NO. 2--ALUMINUM LAKE (UNII: 4AQJ3LG584)  
    FD&C RED NO. 40 (UNII: WZB9127XOA)  
    MAGNESIUM STEARATE (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    MALTODEXTRIN (UNII: 7CVR7L4A2D)  
    POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL, UNSPECIFIED (UNII: 3WJQ0SDW1A)  
    POVIDONE, UNSPECIFIED (UNII: FZ989GH94E)  
    SILICON DIOXIDE (UNII: ETJ7Z6XBU4)  
    STEARIC ACID (UNII: 4ELV7Z65AP)  
    TALC (UNII: 7SEV7J4R1U)  
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE (UNII: OP1R32D61U)  
    POLYSORBATE 80 (UNII: 6OZP39ZG8H)  
    POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, UNSPECIFIED (UNII: 532B59J990)  
    SODIUM STARCH GLYCOLATE TYPE A POTATO (UNII: 5856J3G2A2)  
    Product Characteristics
    Colorred (maroon) Scoreno score
    ShapeOVALSize19mm
    FlavorImprint Code 44;648
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:59779-648-013 in 1 PACKAGE07/20/2015
    110 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC monograph finalpart34107/20/2015
    Labeler - CVS Pharmacy (062312574)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    LNK International, Inc.832867894manufacture(59779-648)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    LNK International, Inc.832867837pack(59779-648)