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Cough & Sore Throat Plus Acetaminophen

PediaCare® Children’s Fever Reducer Plus Cough & Sore Throat with Acetaminophen

*use as directed

Cough & Sore Throat Plus Acetaminophen


Help soothe your child’s sore throat and cough with this non-drowsy cherry-flavored product.

Temporarily Relieves

  • Minor aches and pains
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

Flavors available in: Cherry

Directions

  • Find right dosage on the chart. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
  • Shake well before using
  • If needed, repeat dose every 4 hours while symptoms last.
  • Do not use more than 5 times in 24 hours.
Weight (lbs) Age (yrs) Dose
Under 36 Under 4 Do not use
36-47 4-5 Do not use unless directed by a doctor
48-95 6-11 10 mL

Ingredients

Active Ingredients (in each 5 mL)

  • Acetaminophen 160mg
  • Dextromethorphan HBr 5mg

Inactive Ingredients

citric acid, FD&C red no. 33, FD&C red no. 40, flavors, glycerin, high fructose corn syrup, microcrystalline cellulose/carboxymethylcellulose sodium, potassium sorbate, purified water, sorbitol, sucralose, xanthan gum

Warnings

Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if the child takes:

  • More than 5 doses in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen

Sore throat warning

If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, or is accompanies or followed by fever, headache, rash nausea or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. 

Allergy alert: acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. 

Symptoms may include:

  • Skin reddening
  • Blisters
  • Rash

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Do not use:

  • To make a child sleepy. 
  • In a child who is taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease) or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your child's prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before giving this product. 
  • With any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist. 

Ask a doctor before use if your child has: 

  • Glaucoma
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • A breathing problem such as chronic bronchitis (mucus)
  • Persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with asthma
  • Liver disease

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if your child is taking:

  • Sedatives or tranquilizers
  • The blood-thinning drug warfarin

When using this product:

  • Do not exceed recommended dose (see overdose warning)
  • May cause excitability, especially in children
  • Marked drowsiness may occur
  • Sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • New symptoms occur
  • Nervousness, dizziness or sleeplessness occur
  • Fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days
  • Redness or swelling is present
  • Pain, nasal congestion or cough gets worse or lasts for more than 5 days
  • Cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts

These could be signs of a serious condition. 

Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. 

Overdose warning

Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) could cause major health problems, including liver damage. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately (1-800-222-1222). Quick medical attention is critical even if you do not notice any signs of symptoms. 

Directions

Directions

  • Find right dosage on the chart. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
  • Shake well before using
  • If needed, repeat dose every 4 hours while symptoms last.
  • Do not use more than 5 times in 24 hours.
Weight (lbs) Age (yrs) Dose
Under 36 Under 4 Do not use
36-47 4-5 Do not use unless directed by a doctor
48-95 6-11 10 mL
Ingredients

Ingredients

Active Ingredients (in each 5 mL)

  • Acetaminophen 160mg
  • Dextromethorphan HBr 5mg

Inactive Ingredients

citric acid, FD&C red no. 33, FD&C red no. 40, flavors, glycerin, high fructose corn syrup, microcrystalline cellulose/carboxymethylcellulose sodium, potassium sorbate, purified water, sorbitol, sucralose, xanthan gum

Warnings

Warnings

Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if the child takes:

  • More than 5 doses in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen

Sore throat warning

If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, or is accompanies or followed by fever, headache, rash nausea or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. 

Allergy alert: acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. 

Symptoms may include:

  • Skin reddening
  • Blisters
  • Rash

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Do not use:

  • To make a child sleepy. 
  • In a child who is taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease) or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your child's prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before giving this product. 
  • With any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist. 

Ask a doctor before use if your child has: 

  • Glaucoma
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • A breathing problem such as chronic bronchitis (mucus)
  • Persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with asthma
  • Liver disease

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if your child is taking:

  • Sedatives or tranquilizers
  • The blood-thinning drug warfarin

When using this product:

  • Do not exceed recommended dose (see overdose warning)
  • May cause excitability, especially in children
  • Marked drowsiness may occur
  • Sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • New symptoms occur
  • Nervousness, dizziness or sleeplessness occur
  • Fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days
  • Redness or swelling is present
  • Pain, nasal congestion or cough gets worse or lasts for more than 5 days
  • Cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts

These could be signs of a serious condition. 

Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. 

Overdose warning

Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) could cause major health problems, including liver damage. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately (1-800-222-1222). Quick medical attention is critical even if you do not notice any signs of symptoms. 

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