acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine?
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen or phenyltoloxamine.
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.
Do not use acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have:
It is not known whether acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine is harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without telling your doctor if you are pregnant.
Acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine?
Use 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. Cold or allergy medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.
One tablet of this medicine may contain up to 650 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.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Breaking the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if you have a fever for longer than 3 days.
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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