Delsym Warnings and Precautions
You may not be able to safely use Delsym if you have asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis. Other warnings and precautions with Delsym apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Make sure to contact your healthcare provider if your cough does not go away in seven days; goes away and comes back; or is accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Delsym® (dextromethorphan polistirex) if you have:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Chronic bronchitis
- A cough that is accompanied by an excess of phlegm
- A fever, rash, or persistent headache
- A cough that lasts more than seven days or goes away and comes back
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- A smoker
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Delsym and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Delsym and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.