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Theraflu ExpressMax Daytime Cold and Cough Syrup

Daytime Severe Cold & Cough Syrup

Don’t let your worst cold and cough symptoms ruin your plans. Grab serious, warming relief and get on with your day, with a berry-flavored syrup that won’t make you drowsy and combines maximum-strength medicines available without a prescription. Find daytime relief from congestion, cough, pain, and fever with Theraflu ExpressMax Daytime Severe Cold & Cough.


Dosing Information & Directions

Adults and children over the age of 12 should take 30mL every 4 hours, using the dosing cup provided to treat symptoms of a severe cold and cough.

Children under 12 should not take Theraflu ExpressMax Daytime Severe Cold & Cough Syrup.

Do not take more than 5 doses in a 24 hour period unless directed by a doctor.

Product Details

  • Product Benefits


    Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold:

    • Minor aches and pains
    • Minor sore throat pain
    • Headache
    • Nasal and sinus congestion
    • Cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation

    Temporarily reduces feve

  • Directions for Use

    • Do not use more than directed
    • Age: Adults and children 12 years of age and over, Dose: 30 mL
    • Age: Children under 12 years of age, Dose: Do not use
    • Take every 4 hours, while symptoms persist. 
    • Measure the dose correctly using the enclosed dosing cup
    • Do not take more than 5 doses (150 mL) in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor. Do not take more than 6 packets in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor
  • Ingredients

    Active Ingredients:

    • Acetaminophen (pain reliever/fever reducer) – 650 mg
    • Dextromethorphan HBr (cough suppressant) – 20 mg
    • Phenylephrine HCl (nasal decongestant) – 10 mg
  • Product warnings/Advisory Information


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

    • More than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
    • With other drugs containing acetaminophen
    • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

    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.

    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:

    • In a child under 12 years of age
    • If you are allergic to acetaminophen
    • With any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
    • 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

    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
    • Cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
    • Cough that lasts or is chronic such as occurs with smoking, asthma or emphysema

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

    • Taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

    When using this product, do not exceed recommended dosage.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if:

    • Nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs
    • Fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
    • Redness or swelling is present
    • New symptoms occur
    • Pain, cough or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
    • Cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    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.

  • FSA/HSA Eligibility

    Certain OTC products, including Theraflu, can be purchased using your HSA and FSA tax-preferred savings account. The CARES Act includes provisions to restore OTC eligibility under tax-preferred HSA and FSA accounts. Your health plan details may vary, so save your receipt and check with your benefits or health provider to confirm eligibility.

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