Information on Abuse and Coricidin® HBP tablets

The Issue

We are proud to provide a product that plays an important role in treating cold and flu symptoms for the 65 million Americans who suffer from hypertension. At the same time, we are tremendously concerned about improper use of one of our products—the reported abuse of CoricidinHBP Cough & Cold tablets by teenagers.

Unfortunately, the abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) products by teens is a long-standing issue. This includes the abuse of products containing Dextromethorphan, one of the active ingredients in Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold. When used as directed, dextromethorphan is a safe and effective cough suppressant found in more than 125 over-the-counter products and has been used for more than 47 years. Dextromethorphan is the most commonly used OTC cough suppressant.


Information for Parents & Educators

Please visit the links below for more information about dextromethorphan abuse.