acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine (Coricidin, Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu)?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, or any antihistamine.
Do not take this medication without a doctor's advice if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take medicine that contains acetaminophen.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine if you have:
It is not known whether acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine will harm an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take acetaminophen and chlorpheniramine (Coricidin, Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu)?
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.
One Coricidin tablet contains 325 mg of acetaminophen. Know the amount of acetaminophen in the specific product you are taking.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.
Take with food or milk if this medicine upsets your stomach.
This medication can cause unusual results with allergy skin tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are taking an antihistamine.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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