"DIMETAPP INFANT DROPS & COLOUR FREE INFANT DROPS"
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 DIMETAPP INFANT DROPS & COLOUR FREE INFANT DROPS Published by MIMS/myDr August 2003 1 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 DIMETAPP INFANT DROPS & COLOUR FREE INFANT DROPS Published by MIMS/myDr August 2003 2 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 DIMETAPP INFANT DROPS & COLOUR FREE INFANT DROPS Published by MIMS/myDr August 2003 3