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Product Title: 

DRISTAN®
Cold Multi-symptom Formula Tablets

Labeling Description: 
  • Drug Facts


    Active ingredient (in each tablet) Purposes
    • Acetaminophen, USP 325 mg ................................. Pain reliever/Fever reducer
    • Chlorpheniramine maleate, USP 2 mg ........................................ Antihistamine
    • Phenylephrine HCl, USP 5 mg ........................................... Nasal decongestant
  • Uses
    • temporarily relieves these symptoms associated with a cold, or flu:
    • headache
    • nasal congestion
    • sore throat
    • fever
    • minor aches and pains
    • temporarily relieves minor aches, pains and headache as well as these symptoms of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:
    • runny rose
    • sneezing
    • nasal congestion
    • itching of the nose or throat
    • itchy, watery eyes
    • temporarily relieves minor aches, pains, headache and nasal congestion as well as sinus congestion and pressure, and reduces swelling of nasal passages
  • Warnings

    Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

    • more than 12 tablets in any 24-hour period, which is the maximum daily amount
    • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
    • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

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


    Do not use

    • to sedate a child or to make a child sleepy
    • if you are now 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 prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking 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 you have

    • liver disease
    • heart disease
    • high blood pressure
    • thyroid disease
    • diabetes
    • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
    • glaucoma
    • a breathing problem such as emphysema, asthma, or chronic bronchitis

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

    • taking the blood thinning drug warfarin
    • taking any other oral nasal decongestant or stimulant
    • taking any other pain reliever/fever reducer
    • taking sedatives or tranquilizers

    When using this product

    • do not use more than directed
    • drowsiness may occur
    • avoid alcoholic drinks
    • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
    • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
    • excitability may occur, especially in children

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • you get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless
    • pain or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
    • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
    • redness or swelling is present
    • new symptoms occur

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children, even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

  • Directions

    • do not use more than 12 tablets in any 24-hour period
    • do not exceed recommended dosage. Taking more than the recommended dose (overdose) may cause serious liver damage
    • this adult product is not intended for use in children under 12 years of age
    age dose
    adults and children 12 years and over 2 tablets every 4 hours
    children under 12 years do not use
  • Other Information

    • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
    • tamper-evident individual blisters
  • Inactive ingredientscalcium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, D&C yellow no. 10 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow no. 6 aluminum lake, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, pregelatinized starch, stearic acid
  • Questions or comments?Call weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM EST at
    1-800-535-0026
  • Made in Canada

LBL Document Number: LBL-00000178 (Version 14.0)