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Bisoltussin (dextromethorphan): what is it for and how to take it

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Bisoltussin (dextromethorphan): what is it for and how to take it
Bisoltussin (dextromethorphan): what is it for and how to take it

Bisoltussin is a remedy that serves to relieve dry and irritating cough, caused by flu, cold or allergies, for example.

This remedy has in its composition dextromethorphan hydrobromide, an antitussive and expectorant compound, which acts in the center of the cough, inhibiting it, which provides moments of relief and facilitates breathing.

Bisoltussin can be purchased at pharmacies or online prescription stores.

Bisoltussin in soft tablets or syrup

How to take it

The way to take bisoltussin varies according to age and the form of presentation of the drug:

Bisoltussin syrup

Adults and adolescents over 12 years: it is recommended to take between 5 to 10 ml of syrup, with intervals of 4 hours between doses. However, this remedy can also be taken every 6 or 8 hours, in which case doses of 15 ml are recommended.

Children from 6 to 12 years: the recommended dose varies between 2.5 to 5 ml, which should be taken every 4 hours.

Bisoltussin soft lozenges

Adults and adolescents over 12 years old: it is recommended to take 1 to 2 soft lozenges every 4 hours or 3 soft lozenges every 6 or 8 hours.Children from 6 at 12 years: it is recommended to take 1 soft lozenge every 4 or 6 hours.

Bisoltussin soft lozenges should be placed in the mouth and allowed to dissolve slowly on the tongue, it is not recommended to chew or swallow the medicine.

Treatment without medical advice should never exceed 3 to 5 days, and it is recommended to consult a doctor if the cough does not improve.

Side Effects

Some of the side effects of Bisoltussin may include nausea, dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, or diarrhea.


Bisoltussin is contraindicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women, patients with bronchial asthma, chronic lung disease, pneumonia, respiratory failure and for patients allergic to dextromethorphan hydrobromide or any of the components of the formula.

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