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AERIUS® FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got questions about AERIUS® products? We have answers! Take a look below for commonly asked questions about AERIUS®.


What's the dosage of AERIUS®?

How much AERIUS® you take depends on the AERIUS® product you’re taking.

AERIUS®

Adults and children (12 years of age and older): Swallow one tablet with water, once daily, regardless of mealtime.

AERIUS® Kids

Children 6 to 11 years of age: Swallow 1 teaspoonful (5 mL), once daily, regardless of mealtime.
Children 2 to 5 years of age: Swallow ½ teaspoonful (2.5 mL), once daily, regardless of mealtime. 
Do not give AERIUS® Kids syrup to children between 2 and 12 years of age for longer than 14 days unless recommended by your doctor.

AERIUS® Double Action 12 Hour

Adults and children (12 years of age and older): Swallow one tablet with water, twice a day, every 12 hours. AERIUS® Double Action 12 Hour can be taken with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole—do not crush, break or chew it. If you cannot swallow tablets, contact your doctor or pharmacist as you may need a different medicine. Limit treatment to 14 days.


Does AERIUS® make you drowsy?

AERIUS® Kids & AERIUS®
At the recommended dose, this medicine is not expected to make you drowsy. Drowsiness has been reported very rarely. Although most people do not experience drowsiness, it is recommended not to engage in activities requiring mental alertness until you have established your own response to the medicinal product.

AERIUS® Double Action 12 Hour
AERIUS® Double Action 12 Hour does not cause drowsiness.


Can I take AERIUS® while breastfeeding?

No. AERIUS® products should not be used if you’re nursing because the medicinal ingredients can be passed into breast milk.