Diabetic Tussin® FAQ

What does Diabetic Tussin® do?

It provides relief from cough, congestion, cold, or flu symptoms:

  • Maximum Strength Cough & Chest Congestion DM AND Cough & Chest Congestion DM relieve coughs and sooth throat irritation and chest congestion.
  • Chest Congestion helps loosen phelgm and thin bronchial secretions to rid bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus.
  • Cold & Flu temporarily relieves cold & flu symptoms including minor sore throat, headache, minor aches and pains, muscular aches, fever, runny nose and sneezing.
  • All Diabetic Tussin® items have been specially formulated to avoid certain inactive ingredients, such as sugar and sodium, found in other cough cold products which may pose a risk to you if you are on a restricted diet. Because it is 100% sugar & alcohol free it should not elevate blood sugar levels.

Who should take Diabetic Tussin®?

Diabetic Tussin® is for people who are looking for relief from symptoms associated with the common cold or the flu. It is also great for people on restricted diets.

  • Sugar Restricted Diet: It is 100% free from sugar, alcohol, fructose, or sorbitol.
  • Sodium Restricted Diet: It is 100% free from sodium.
  • Gluten-Free Diet: It is 100% free from gluten.

What makes Diabetic Tussin® special?

  • It is 100% free from sugar, alcohol, fructose, sorbitol, sodium and gluten.
  • Our Maximum Strength formula is the only max strength cough product on the market that is free from sugar, alcohol, fructose, sorbitol, aspartame, sodium and gluten.
  • It is the #1 pharmacist recommended cough remedy for people with diabetes*.
  • Diabetic Tussin® is also 100% free from narcotics, decongestants, and dyes.

I am diabetic (or pre-diabetic), why should I use Diabetic Tussin® for cough, congestion, cold, and flu symptom relief?

  • Diabetic Tussin® is specially made for diabetics and pre-diabetics. It should not elevate your blood sugar levels, because as it is 100% free from sugar, alcohol, fructose, or sorbitol.

Will Diabetic Tussin® interact with any of my medications?

  • Do not use Diabetic Tussin® Maximum Strength Cough & Chest Congestion DM OR Diabetic Tussin® Cold & Flu 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.
  • In addition to the above, do not use Diabetic Tussin® Cold and Flu with any other drug containing acetaminophen or any product containing diphenhydramine, including topicals applied externally to the skin.

If I am pregnant or nursing, can I use Diabetic Tussin®?

  • If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

How often should I take Diabetic Tussin® in order to get relief of my symptoms?

  • Diabetic Tussin® Maximum Strength Cough & Chest Congestion DM:
      Take every 4 hours
      Do not exceed 6 doses in 24 hours
      Adults: 10mL (2 teaspoons)
      Children under 12 years: ask a doctor
  • Diabetic Tussin® Cold & Flu:
      Take every 4 hours to 6 hours
      Do not exceed 6 doses in 24 hours
      Adults: 10mL (2 teaspoons)
      Children under 12 years: ask a doctor
  • Diabetic Tussin® Chest Congestion:
      Take every 4 hours
      Do not exceed 6 doses in 24 hours
      Adults: 10mL to 20mL (2 to 4 teaspoons)
      Children under 12 years: ask a doctor
  • Diabetic Tussin® Cough & Chest Congestion DM:
      Take every 4 hours
      Do not exceed 6 doses in 24 hours
      Adults: 10mL (2 teaspoons)
      Children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor

Do I need a prescription to purchase Diabetic Tussin®?

  • No, Diabetic Tussin® is available over the counter.

Where is the lot and expiration date?

  • It is on the top flap of the box and on side of the label on the bottle.

Which kind of Diabetic Tussin® is right for me?

  • Diabetic Tussin® Nighttime Cold & Flu – temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms, including cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, sore throat, headache, minor aches and pains, muscular aches, fever, runny nose, sneezing
  • Diabetic Tussin® Maximum Strength Cough & Chest Congestion DM – temporarily relieves coughs, helps loosen phlegm and thin bronchial secretions to rid bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus
  • Diabetic Tussin® Chest Congestion – helps loosen phlegm and thin bronchial secretions to rid bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus
  • Diabetic Tussin® Cough & Chest Congestion DM – temporarily relieves cough, helps loosen phlegm and thin bronchial secretions to rid bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus

The product name changed and the level of active ingredient looks different. What changed in the formula?

  • No changes have been made to this product. The formulas remain the same.

I noticed the pack says improved berry flavor, does it work the same?

  • The flavor is improved but the active ingredients are the same. Diabetic Tussin® still provides relief from cold and cough symptoms!

I noticed that the NDC is different. Is the product the same?

  • The NDC changed, but Diabetic Tussin® is the same formula and still provides relief from cold and cough symptoms!

 

* Source: US News & World Report and Pharmacy Times 2019-2020