Dimetapp Cough & Cold DM Elixir 100ml


Dimetapp Cough & Cold is a great tasting medicine for children's common cold symptoms, with the added benefit of a cough suppressant, to relieve dry, irritating coughs.

It relieves the symptoms including:

  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Blocked/runny nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Dry irritating cough


Dimetapp Cough & Cold also comes in a colour free variety for those children who are sensitive to added colours.


Who can use this product

Children 6 years to under 12 years (only on the advice of a doctor, pharmacist or nurse practitioner)

Adults and children 12 years and over 

Do not use

  • In children under 6 years
  • if tamper evident cap seal is broken or missing
  • if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients
  • with other antihistamines


  • Children 6 - 12 years: 5mL every 4 hours as neccessary. Do not take more than 6 doses in 24 hours
  • Adults and children over 12 years: 10mL every 4 hours as neccessary. Do not take more than 6 doses in 24 hours


May be taken with water or fruit juice. A measuring cup is included with this product for accurate dose measurement.

Active Ingredients

Each 5mL contains:

  • Brompheniramine Maleate 2mg
  • Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5mg
  • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 10mg


Also contains: 
Sodium Benzoate, Saccharin Sodium, Alcohol, Sorbitol (32.76g/60mL).
Products containing Sorbitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea.


Do not use in children under 6 years old. Use in children aged 6 to 11 years only on the advice of a doctor, pharmacist or nurse practitioner.


If symptoms persist for more than 48 hours, or are accompanied by a fever, rash or persistent headache, stop use and consult a doctor. These could be signs of a serious condition.


Brompheniramine may cause drowsiness in some people. Be cautious about driving a vehicle or operating machinery within 8 hours of taking this medicine. If still affected do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery. Avoid alcohol. This product may cause sleeplessness.
Keep to recommended dose. If an overdose is taken or suspected, ring the Poisons Information Centre (New Zealand 0800 764 766) discontinue use and seek professional assistance immediately.
Store Below 25ºC.
For additional information on precautions and warnings please refer to the carton.