acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine (Flextra Plus)?
- What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine (Flextra Plus)?
- What is the most important information I should know about acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine (Flextra Plus)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine (Flextra Plus)?
- How should I take acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine (Flextra Plus)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Flextra Plus)?
- What happens if I overdose (Flextra Plus)?
- What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine (Flextra Plus)?
- What other drugs will affect acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine (Flextra Plus)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Flextra Plus)?
Since acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine 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 (Flextra Plus)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver.
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 tremors (uncontrolled shaking), fast heart rate, restless feeling, fever, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine (Flextra Plus)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other pain, cold, allergy, 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 using other sources of caffeine, such as coffee, tea, or caffeinated soft drinks.
This medicine may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect acetaminophen, caffeine, and phenyltoloxamine (Flextra Plus)?
Before using this medicine, 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 phenyltoloxamine.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- leflunomide (Arava);
- tizanadine (Zanaflex);
- topiramate (Topamax);
- zonisamide (Zonegran);
- an antibiotic, antifungal medicine, or tuberculosis medicine;
- a barbiturate such as phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- cancer medications;
- cholesterol-lowering medications such as Lipitor, Niaspan, Zocor, Vytorin, and others;
- gout or arthritis medications (including gold injections);
- blood pressure medication;
- HIV/AIDS medication;
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders;
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Arthrotec, Cataflam, Celebrex, Indocin, Motrin, Naprosyn, Treximet, Voltaren, others; or
- seizure medication.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with acetaminophen, caffeine, 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, caffeine, 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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