brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine (cont.)
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- What is brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine (Anaplex HD, Bromcomp HC, Bromph HD, Bromplex HD, BroveX HC, Drocon-CS, Endacof HC, J-Tan D HC, M-END, SymTan A, Visvex)?
- What are the possible side effects of brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine?
- What is the most important information I should know about brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine?
- How should I take brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine?
- What other drugs will affect brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
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?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of hydrocodone can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme dizziness or drowsiness, confusion, feeling restless or nervous, cold and clammy skin, warmth or tingly feeling, nausea, vomiting, slow or shallow breathing, slow heart rate, pinpoint pupils, fainting, seizure (convulsions), or coma.
What should I avoid while taking brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine?
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.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medication. Alcohol can increase some of the side effects of brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine.
Do not take this medication with other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Life-threatening side effects may result.
Avoid taking diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications) without your doctor's advice. Taking a stimulant together with a decongestant can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects.
Do not use any other over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or sleep medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine are contained in many medicines available over the counter. 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 brompheniramine or pseudoephedrine.
What other drugs will affect brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane);
- zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT);
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), and others;
- aspirin or salicylates (such as Disalcid, Doan's Pills, Dolobid, Salflex, Tricosal, and others);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), carteolol (Cartrol), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Blocadren), and others;
- bladder or urinary medications such as oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol) or tolterodine (Detrol);
- a diuretic (water pill), or blood pressure medication;
- medication to treat irritable bowel syndrome;
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), mesoridazine (Serentil), pimozide (Orap), or thioridazine (Mellaril); or
- seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine. 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 brompheniramine, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine.
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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