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DIMETAPP INFANT DROPS & COLOUR FREE INFANT DROPS

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					DIMETAPP INFANT DROPS &
COLOUR FREE INFANT DROPS
Consumer Medicine Information




What is in this leaflet                    Phenylephrine Hydrochloride is a       3. Your child is scheduled for
                                           nasal decongestant, which assists in      surgery
This leaflet answers some common           drying a running nose or reducing
questions about Dimetapp Infant            sinus and nasal congestion.            If you forget to use it
Drops & Dimetapp Colour Free               Brompheniramine Maleate is an
Infant Drops. It does not contain all      antihistamine, which reduces the       If it is almost time for your child's
                                           allergic response, thereby providing   next dose, skip the dose you missed
the available information.
                                                                                  and give the next dose when you
                                           relief of itchy watery eyes and
It does not take the place of talking to                                          are meant to. Otherwise, use it as
                                           sneezing.
your doctor or pharmacist.                                                        soon as you remember and then go
                                                                                  back to using Dimetapp Infant
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.                                              Drops or Dimetapp Colour Free
You may need to read it again.                                                    Infant Drops as you would
                                           Before you use                         normally.
                                           Dimetapp Infant Drops                  Do not use a double dose to make up
                                           & Dimetapp Colour Free                 for the dose that you missed.
What Dimetapp Infant                       Infant Drops
Drops & Dimetapp                                                                  If you use too much
Colour Free Infant                                                                (overdose)
Drops are used for                         Before you start to use it
                                                                                  Immediately telephone your doctor
Dimetapp Infant Drops & Dimetapp           Tell your doctor or pharmacist if:     or Poisons Information Centre
Colour Free Infant Drops have been         1. Your child has any allergies to:    (telephone 13 11 26) or go to
                                                                                  casualty at your nearest hospital, if
developed specifically for children.       • any other medicines
                                                                                  you think that you or anyone else
For adults there are other Dimetapp        • any other substances, such as        may have used too much Dimetapp
preparations, which can be used.             foods, preservatives or dyes, or     Infant Drops or Dimetapp Colour
Dimetapp Infant Drops & Dimetapp             ingredients listed at the end of     Free Infant Drops. Do this even if
Colour Free Infant Drops temporarily         this leaflet.                        there are no signs of discomfort or
relieve some of the symptoms of the        2. Your child has or has had any       poisoning. Keep telephone
common cold and allergies like                medical conditions, especially      numbers of these handy.
hayfever. Dimetapp Infant Drops &             the following:
Dimetapp Colour Free Infant Drops          • treatment for thyroid conditions
can be used for the temporary relief       • treatment for depression
of blocked nose or sinuses, runny
                                           • diabetes
nose associated with common colds,
itchy watery eyes and sneezing             • difficulty in breathing
associated with allergies like             • high blood pressure or heart
hayfever.                                    problems
                                           • persistent cough
                                           • asthma
                                           • glaucoma
                                           • difficulty in passing urine



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While you are using                     • irritability or excitement            1-3 months: 0.75 to 1.0 mL 6-8
Dimetapp Infant Drops                   • giddiness                             hourly.
or Dimetapp Colour                      • dryness of the mouth                  3-6 months: 1.0 to 1.25 mL 6-8
Free Infant Drops                       Some children may experience other      hourly.
                                        side effects while using Dimetapp       Do not administer to children
                                        Infant Drops or Dimetapp Colour         under 2 years of age without advice
Things you must do                      Free Infant Drops.                      from your doctor or pharmacist.
If anyone in the family becomes         Do not be alarmed by this list of       6-12 months: 1.25 to 1.5 mL 6-8
pregnant and happens to use             possible side effects. Your child may   hourly.
Dimetapp Infant Drops or                not experience any of them.
Dimetapp Colour Free Infant                                                     1 to 2 years: 1.5 to 2.0 mL 6-8
Drops, tell your doctor or                                                      hourly.
pharmacist immediately.                                                         For older children of average weight
If your child is about to be started    Taking other medicines                  recommended dosage is:
on any new medicine tell your                                                   2 to 4 years: 2.0 to 2.5 mL 6-8
doctor, dentist or pharmacist that
                                        Tell your doctor or pharmacist if       hourly.
you are using Dimetapp Infant
                                        you are giving any other medicines
Drops or Dimetapp Colour Free                                                   4 to 6 years: 2.5 to 3.0 mL 6-8
                                        to your child, including any that
Infant Drops.                                                                   hourly.
                                        you buy without a prescription
                                        from your pharmacy, supermarket
Things to be careful of                 or health food shop. In particular,     Paediatric Use
                                        you should tell your doctor or
If adults happen to use Dimetapp        pharmacist if you are using:            Dimetapp Infant Drops &
Infant Drops or Dimetapp Colour                                                 Dimetapp Colour Free Infant
                                        • any medicine which contains
Free Infant Drops be careful                                                    Drops should not be used in
driving or operating machinery            antihistamines                        premature babies and those less
until you know how the medication       • nasal decongestants from other        than one month old. Do not exceed
affects you.                              cough, cold or allergy products       recommended dosage.
                                        • medicine used to treat depression     Always rinse the dropper well with
                                        • medicines used to treat high          hot water after use before returning it
                                          blood pressure                        to the carton
Side Effects                            Your doctor and pharmacist have
                                        more information on medicines to be
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as       careful with or avoid whilst using
soon as possible if your child does
not feel well whilst using Dimetapp
                                        Dimetapp Infant Drops or Dimetapp       After using Dimetapp
Infant Drops or Dimetapp Colour
                                        Colour Free Infant Drops.               Infant Drops &
Free Infant Drops.                                                              Dimetapp Colour Free
Dimetapp Infant Drops & Dimetapp
                                                                                Infant Drops
Colour Free Infant Drops may have
                                        How to use Dimetapp
unwanted side effects in a few
children. All medicines can have side
                                        Infant Drops &                          Storage
effects. Ask for the advice of your
                                        Dimetapp Colour Free                    Keep Dimetapp Infant Drops &
doctor or pharmacist if you have any    Infant Drops                            Dimetapp Colour Free Infant
concerns about the effects of using                                             Drops in a cool dry place where the
this medicine.                                                                  temperature stays below 25°C.
                                        How much to use
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if                                               Do not leave it in the car or on
you notice any of the following side    Administer by mouth 0.15 mL per         window sills.
effects:                                kilogram of body weight per dose        Heat and dampness can destroy some
                                        every 6 to 8 hours. For a 5 kg infant   medicines.
• nausea (feeling sick),
                                        this is 0.75 mL.
• skin rash which may be itchy                                                  Keep it where children cannot
                                        For infants between 1 and 6 months      reach it.
• weariness
                                        the dosage shown below should be
• drowsiness
                                        used only on your doctor's advice.
• dilated pupils of the eye
• high or low blood pressure

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Disposal
After the expiry date has passed, any
unused Dimetapp Infant Drops or
Dimetapp Colour Free Infant Drops
should be returned to your
pharmacist so that it can be disposed
of safely.




Product description

What it looks like
Dimetapp Infant Drops is a clear
purple-coloured liquid & Dimetapp
Colour Free Infant is a clear,
colourless liquid.
Ingredients
Dimetapp Infant Drops or Dimetapp
Colour Free Infant Drops is a
combination of the following
medicines per 1mL:
Brompheniramine Maleate - 0.8mg
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride - 1.0
mg
Dimetapp Infant Drops or Dimetapp
Colour Free Infant Drops also
contain Saccharin Sodium, Sodium
Benzoate, Ethanol, Citric Acid -
Anhydrous, Sorbitol and Water-
purified. Both products are Sugar-
free (contains Sorbitol).
Only Dimetapp Infant Drops contains
additionally Brilliant Blue FCF
CI42090, Amaranth CI16185 and
Flavour (Grape)

Supplier
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Pty Ltd
17-19 Solent Circuit
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 Australia
Telephone: 02 8858 6100
Dimetapp Infant Drops - AUST R
59768
Dimetapp Colour Free Infant Drops -
AUST R 59769
Preparation date: 9 January 2003




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