acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
- What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
- How should I take acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
- What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
- What other drugs will affect acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
Since acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine is taken as 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 (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine 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 extreme drowsiness or insomnia, restless feeling, tremors, fast heart rate, pinpoint pupils, fainting, weak pulse, seizure (convulsions), coma, blue lips, shallow breathing, or no breathing.
What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
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.
While you are taking this medication, avoid taking diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications) without your doctor's advice.
What other drugs will affect acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Panlor SS, Trezix, Zerlor)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as 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 dihydrocodeine.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro);
- atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), glycopyrrolate (Robinul), isoniazid, mepenzolate (Cantil), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- bladder or urinary medications such as oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- a bronchodilator such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine);
- seizure medicine such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol) or phenytoin (Dilantin); or
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with acetaminophen, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine. 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, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine.
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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