Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. It affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex.

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).

The combination of chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, and pseudoephedrine is used to treat sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, cough, itchy or watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.

Dextromethorphan will not treat a cough that is caused by smoking, asthma, or emphysema.

Source: http://www.revolutionhealth.com/drugs-treatments/atuss-ds

Atuss DS Discussions

  1. link Jocole
    my 3 and 4 year old had bad sideeffects from this!!! keep away
    omg!! everything that everyone is sayin bout there child it happen to mine yesterday.. the pediatrician prescribed ATUSS DS the purple lookin one for - 89% more...
    Jocole- over a year ago - in Atuss DS
  2. link Thai
    Atuss DS
    PLEASE KEEP AWAY FROM YOUR CHILD......................... my 9year old has had all the above side effect should be mark unsafe for kids......
    Thai- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Atuss DS
  3. link Raeraeleija
    Expiration Date
    Does ATUSS DS SUSP have an expiration date? I have one that was prescribed on 5/15/08 and was wandering if it was still okay to give today, 5/17/09?
    Raeraeleija- over a year ago - in Atuss DS
  4. link Jenestes123
    Ingredients
    Is there a narcotic in this medication?
    Jenestes123- over a year ago - in Atuss DS
  5. link Nshell022880
    Atuss DS foaming at the mouth, next morning, 6pm, medication
    My 8 year old was prescribed this medication and she was supposed to take it twice daily. I gave it to her once at 6pm and then at 11:30 am the next m - 64% more...
    Nshell022880- over a year ago - in Atuss DS
  6. link Kvereen
    2 year old
    how much is safe for a 2 year old
    Kvereen- over a year ago - in Atuss DS
  7. link Sadiesqueen
    INGREDIENTS
    DOES ATUSS DS HAVE A NARCOTIC IN IT? DIDN'T SEE ONE. YOU CAN GET REST OF INGREDIENTS OTC, MAYBE THAT'S WHY INS. WON'T COVER COSTS.
    Sadiesqueen- over a year ago - in Atuss DS
  8. link Tabbathadale
    Atuss DS jackel and hyde, happy kid, different child, pediatrician, congestion
    My son's pediatrician prescribed Atuss DS to him, for cough and congestion. He acted like a whole different child!! He was moody,(Jackel and Hyde), an - 68% more...
    Tabbathadale- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Atuss DS
  9. link Annie12
    Atuss DS numbness and tingling in hands and feet, tingling in hands and feet, numbness and tingling in hands, tingling in hands, hands and feet
    Same here. Pretty much like a zombie. Numbness and tingling in hands and feet. Spaced out. Stoned like in high school.
    Annie12- over a year ago - in Atuss DS
  10. link Sherrymeers
    How form is Atuss DS Suspension
    I have used Atuss DS Suspension before but this time it was a purple color with a different taste. Is that the new form of Atuss DS Suspensio?n
    Sherrymeers- over a year ago - in Atuss DS
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