acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine (cont.)
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- What is acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine (Aceta-Gesic, Acuflex, Alpain, Apagesic, BeFlex, BP Poly-650, Dologesic, Flextra-650, Flextra-DS, Hyflex-650, Hyflex-DS, Lagesic, Major-gesic, Percogesic, Phenagesic, Phenylgesic, Q Flex, Relagesic, RhinoFlex, RhinoFlex 650, Staflex, Vistra, Vitoxapap, Zgesic)?
- What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine?
- What is the most important information I should know about acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine?
- How should I take acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine?
- What other drugs will affect acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since cold or allergy medicine is taken when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of acetaminophen can be fatal.
The first signs of an acetaminophen overdose include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, and confusion or weakness. Later symptoms may include pain in your upper stomach, dark urine, and yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.
Overdose symptoms may also include feeling very restless, extreme drowsiness, warmth or tingly feeling, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, pain, or sleep medication. Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as APAP) is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much acetaminophen which can lead to a fatal overdose. Check the label to see if a medicine contains acetaminophen or APAP.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Phenyltoloxamine can decrease sweating and you may be more prone to heat stroke.
What other drugs will affect acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine?
Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as other cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by phenyltoloxamine.
There may be other drugs that can interact with acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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