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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Delsym, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Delsym side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Delsym.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Delsym side effects are:
Diarrhea (37 reports)
Confusion (26 reports)
Dizziness (21 reports)
Disassociation (14 reports)
Fatigue (11 reports)
Light Headed About To Pass Out; Extreme Dizzyness (11 reports)
Numbness Throughout Body (9 reports)
Drowsiness (4 reports)
Insomnia (4 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Delsym side effects . You can also compare Delsym side effects or view FDA reports.

Delsym Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Delsym reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Delsym on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Agitation, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Unevaluable Event
on Sep 18, 2013 Female from US , child 6 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Delsym. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Delsym side effects: agitation, psychomotor hyperactivity, unevaluable event. Delsym dosage: Total Of 3 Doses Over 2 Days.

Confusional State, Migraine, Headache, Speech Disorder, Dysgraphia
Patient was taking Delsym Adult Orange Liquid. Patient felt the following Delsym side effects: confusional state, migraine, headache, speech disorder, dysgraphia on Sep 23, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 74 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Delsym Adult Orange Liquid dosage: Took Daily As Directed On Box..
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Carvedilol
  • Lisinopril
  • Pravastatin
  • Prednisone
  • Methotrexate
  • Cymbalta
  • Fentanyl Pain Patch
  • Pantoprazole


Dysarthria, Glassy Eyes, Confusional State
Adverse event was reported on Aug 21, 2013 by a Male taking Delsym Adult Orange (Dosage: Took Entire Bottle) . Location: US , 16 years of age, After Delsym was administered, patient encountered several Delsym side effects: dysarthria, glassy eyes, confusional state.

Lip Swelling, Dyspnoea, Throat Tightness, Anxiety, Pruritus, Rash, Erythema
on Aug 19, 2013 Female from US , 20 years of age, was treated with Delsym Cough Lozenges Honey (dextromethorphan Hydrobromide). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Delsym side effects: lip swelling, dyspnoea, throat tightness, anxiety, pruritus, rash, erythema. Delsym Cough Lozenges Honey (dextromethorphan Hydrobromide) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:


Tremor, Eye Movement Disorder, Memory Impairment, Vomiting
on Aug 06, 2013 Male from US , 17 years of age, was treated with Delsym Adult Orange. Patient felt the following Delsym side effects: tremor, eye movement disorder, memory impairment, vomiting. Delsym Adult Orange dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Anxiety, Exophthalmos, Palpitations, Tremor
Patient was taking Delsym Adult Grape Liquid. After Delsym was administered, patient encountered several Delsym side effects: anxiety, exophthalmos, palpitations, tremor on Jul 30, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 29 years of age, . Delsym Adult Grape Liquid dosage: N/A.

Intentional Overdose
Adverse event was reported on Jul 15, 2013 by a Male taking Delsym Adult Orange (Dosage: Drank 2/3 Of A 5 Ounce Bottle) . Location: US , 17 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Delsym side effects: intentional overdose.

Lethargy, Intentional Overdose, Abnormal Behaviour
on Jul 01, 2013 Male from US , 15 years of age, was treated with Delsym Adult Orange Liquid. Patient felt the following Delsym side effects: lethargy, intentional overdose, abnormal behaviour. Delsym Adult Orange Liquid dosage: Ingested 1 Bottle Of Product Within The Past 3 Hours.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Confusional State
on Apr 29, 2013 Male from US , child 12 years of age, was treated with Delsym. After Delsym was administered, patient encountered several Delsym side effects: confusional state. Delsym dosage: N/A.

Mydriasis, Unevaluable Event, Paraesthesia, Insomnia, Feeling Abnormal, Dizziness
Patient was taking Delsym Adult Cough Syrup Orange. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Delsym side effects: mydriasis, unevaluable event, paraesthesia, insomnia, feeling abnormal, dizziness on Apr 26, 2013 from CA Additional patient health information: Female , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Delsym Adult Cough Syrup Orange dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Hallucination, Abnormal Behaviour, Insomnia, Overdose
Adverse event was reported on May 03, 2013 by a Female taking Delsym Adult Grape Cough Syrup (Dosage: 5ml Dose On Evening Of 13/apr/2013, 5ml Dose On Morning Of 14/apr/2013) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , child 4 years of age, Patient felt the following Delsym side effects: hallucination, abnormal behaviour, insomnia, overdose.

Hypertension, Constipation
on Apr 22, 2013 Female from US , 86 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Delsym Adult Grape Cough Syrup. After Delsym was administered, patient encountered several Delsym side effects: hypertension, constipation. Delsym Adult Grape Cough Syrup dosage: Stopped On 03-apr-2013.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Confusional State, Somnolence, Dizziness
on Apr 08, 2013 Female from US , 83 years of age, was treated with Delsym. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Delsym side effects: confusional state, somnolence, dizziness. Delsym dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Swelling, Rash Pruritic, Rash Erythematous
Patient was taking Delsym Adult Orange. Patient felt the following Delsym side effects: swelling, rash pruritic, rash erythematous on Nov 28, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 20 years of age, . Delsym Adult Orange dosage: Patient Drank 3 Bottles In 2 Days..

Anaphylactic Shock, Hypotension, Throat Tightness, Urticaria, Chest Pain, Pruritus, Hot Flush, Speech Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Nov 02, 2012 by a Female taking Delsym (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 50 years of age, After Delsym was administered, patient encountered several Delsym side effects: anaphylactic shock, hypotension, throat tightness, urticaria, chest pain, pruritus, hot flush, speech disorder.

Overdose, Mydriasis, Disorientation
on Oct 19, 2012 Female from US , 15 years of age, was treated with Delsym Adult Grape. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Delsym side effects: overdose, mydriasis, disorientation. Delsym Adult Grape dosage: N/A.

Decreased Appetite, Weight Decreased, Energy Increased
on Oct 01, 2012 Female from US , 34 years of age, was treated with Delsym. Patient felt the following Delsym side effects: decreased appetite, weight decreased, energy increased. Delsym dosage: 2 X 5oz Bottles, Daily.

Disorientation, Diplopia, Abasia, Overdose
Patient was taking Delsym Adult Orange. After Delsym was administered, patient encountered several Delsym side effects: disorientation, diplopia, abasia, overdose on Sep 18, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 65 years of age, . Delsym Adult Orange dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Pressure Increased
Adverse event was reported on Sep 17, 2012 by a Female taking Delsym (Dosage: Patient Had Taken The Product Three Times A Day Every 8 Hours.) . Location: US , 61 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Delsym side effects: blood pressure increased.

Syncope, Coordination Abnormal, Heart Rate Increased, Dysarthria, Vision Blurred, Mydriasis, Pallor, Feeling Abnormal, Abasia
on Nov 20, 2012 Female from US , 18 years of age, was treated with Delsym. Patient felt the following Delsym side effects: syncope, coordination abnormal, heart rate increased, dysarthria, vision blurred, mydriasis, pallor, feeling abnormal, abasia. Delsym dosage: Took 10ml At 1pm And 1 Am On 20-oct-2012,and On 22-oct-2012, Took A Dose At 10am.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Feeling Abnormal, Rash, Confusional State, Dizziness
on Nov 20, 2012 Female from US , 19 years of age, was treated with Delsym Adult Grape. After Delsym was administered, patient encountered several Delsym side effects: feeling abnormal, rash, confusional state, dizziness. Delsym Adult Grape dosage: N/A.

Hallucination
Patient was taking Delsym. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Delsym side effects: hallucination on Nov 23, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 16 years of age, . Delsym dosage: N/A.

Blood Glucose Increased, Malaise
Adverse event was reported on Nov 27, 2012 by a Female taking Delsym (Dosage: Taking Off And On For Months. Last Dose Was On 18-nov-2012) . Location: US , 86 years of age, Patient felt the following Delsym side effects: blood glucose increased, malaise.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Metformin
  • Amlodipine
  • Levothyroxine
  • Simvastatin
  • Glimepiride
  • Losartan
  • Nexium


Wheezing, Cough, Throat Irritation
on Mar 14, 2013 Female from US , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Delsym. After Delsym was administered, patient encountered several Delsym side effects: wheezing, cough, throat irritation. Delsym dosage: Took 1 Dose On 26-feb-2013 And Another Dose On 27-feb-2013.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Feeling Drunk
on Dec 18, 2012 Female from US , 18 years of age, was treated with Delsym Adult Orange. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Delsym side effects: feeling drunk. Delsym Adult Orange dosage: Patient Took Less Than Half Of A 5oz Bottle On 11-dec-2012 At Night.

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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