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    What is Altuss DM?

    Altuss DM Liquid is used for Temporarily relief of cough caused by common cold, Flu, Or other conditions, Common cold, Hay fever, Hypotensive conditions, Nasal decongestant, Eye mydriasis and other conditions. Altuss DM Liquid may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Altuss DM Liquid contains Cpm, Dextromethorphan and Phenylephrine as active ingredients.
    Altuss DM Liquid works by constricting the blood vessels results in decreasing the flow of blood thus relieves nasal congestion; blocking a natural chemical that makes during an allergic rejection; decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing;
    Alkem Labs manufactures Altuss DM Liquid.
    Detailed information related to Altuss DM Liquid's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Altuss DM Liquid Uses

    Altuss DM Liquid is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3
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    Altuss DM Liquid Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Altuss DM Liquid improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 4, 5, 6

    Altuss DM Liquid - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Altuss DM Liquid is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Altuss DM Liquid - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Altuss DM Liquid. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 7, 8, 9, 10
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Altuss DM Liquid - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Altuss DM Liquid, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Asthma
    • Avoid smoking and use of tobacco
    • Breastfeeding
    • Chronic bronchitis
    • Consult your doctor if suffering from coronary artery disease
    • Cough with a large amount of phlegm
    References: 11, 12

    Altuss DM Liquid - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Altuss DM Liquid may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Altuss DM Liquid may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Alcohol
    • Amiodarone
    • Antidepressants
    • Cough and cold medicines
    • Decongestants
    • Diazepam
    References: 12
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    Altuss DM Liquid - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Altuss DM Liquid is a contraindication. In addition, Altuss DM Liquid should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Blockage of urinary bladder
    • Cannot empty bladder
    • Chronic difficulty having a bowel movement
    • Chronic obstructive lung disease
    • Closed angle glaucoma
    • Concomitant use with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor
    References: 12
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Where to Buy Altuss DM Liquid

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    Altuss DM Liquid - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Altuss DM Liquid safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Phenylephrine: No
      • Cpm: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Dextromethorphan: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      References: 12
    • Is Altuss DM Liquid safe while breastfeeding?
      • Phenylephrine: No
      • Cpm: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Dextromethorphan: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      References: 12
    • Can Altuss DM Liquid be used for temporarily relief of cough caused by common cold, flu, or other conditions and common cold?
      Yes, temporarily relief of cough caused by common cold, flu, or other conditions and common cold are among the most common reported uses for Altuss DM Liquid. Please do not use Altuss DM Liquid for temporarily relief of cough caused by common cold, flu, or other conditions and common cold without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Altuss DM Liquid.
    • Should I consume Altuss DM Liquid empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Altuss DM Liquid after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Altuss DM Liquid.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Altuss DM Liquid medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Altuss DM Liquid. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Altuss DM Liquid

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 13, 14, 15, 16

    Overdosage of Altuss DM Liquid

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Altuss DM Liquid, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 17, 18, 19

    Storage of Altuss DM Liquid

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Altuss DM Liquid.
    References: 20, 21, 22, 23

    Expired Altuss DM Liquid

    • Taking a single dose of expired Altuss DM Liquid is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 24, 25

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - Altuss DM Liquid

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    Altuss DM Liquid - Packages and Strengths

    Altuss DM Liquid is available in the following packages and strengths
    Altuss DM Liquid - Packages: 100ML Liquid
    Altuss DM Liquid - Strengths: 5MG+2MG+10MG

    Altuss DM Liquid - Manufacturers

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    Altuss DM Liquid - Demographic Information


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