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Brand name: Dimetapp Daytime/Nightime Liquid Cap TM

Active ingredients: paracetamol + dextromethorphan + doxylamine, paracetamol + dextromethorphan

What it is used for

Relief from the symptoms of colds and flu including headaches, body aches and pains, sore throat and dry irritating coughs. Reduces fever. The nightime capsules also provide relief from runny nose, sneezing and itchy watery eyes.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Capsule, soft

Shiny, blue-coloured, clear, oblong soft capsule, printed with "dimetapp".

How to take this medicine: Oral

Part 2: Capsule, soft

Shiny, orange-coloured, clear, oblong soft capsule, printed with "Dimetapp"/

How to take this medicine: Oral

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

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Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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