acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Diabetic Tussin Night Time Formula)?
Since cough or cold medicine is usually taken only 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. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Diabetic Tussin Night Time Formula)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
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 restless or nervous, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, warmth or tingly feeling, diarrhea, loss of appetite, increased sweating, seizure (convulsions), or coma.
What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine (Diabetic Tussin Night Time Formula)?
This medication can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather.
Avoid using other medicines that make you sleepy (such as pain medication, muscle relaxers, and medicine to treat depression or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by an antihistamine.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medication. Alcohol can add to drowsiness caused by an antihistamine. Alcohol can also increase the risk of liver damage while you are taking acetaminophen.
Avoid taking diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications) without your doctor's advice. Taking a stimulant together with cough or cold medicine can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects.
Do not use any other cough, cold, allergy, or sleep medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as "APAP"), dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine are contained in many combination medicines. If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of one or more types of medicine. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains acetaminophen, APAP, dextromethorphan, or diphenhydramine.
What other drugs will affect acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine (Diabetic Tussin Night Time Formula)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine.
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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