carbetapentane and chlorpheniramine (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. 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. Overdose symptoms may include feeling restless or nervous, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, warmth or tingly feeling, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking carbetapentane and chlorpheniramine?
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.
Narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by carbetapentane and chlorpheniramine. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other cold or allergy medications.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medication. Alcohol can add to drowsiness caused by an carbetapentane and chlorpheniramine.
Do not use any other over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or sleep medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. 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 an antihistamine or cough suppressant.
What other drugs will affect carbetapentane and chlorpheniramine?
Many drugs can interact with carbetapentane and chlorpheniramine. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with carbetapentane and chlorpheniramine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about carbetapentane and chlorpheniramine.
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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